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Author: Jessica Pasley

Employee Spotlight

Melanie Walker started life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now she works there helping tiny babies breathe.

By Jessica Pasley

“I could be an example that there is a way to get better."

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Employee Spotlight

“Pin” Schnabel began her career as a surgeon, and went back to school to become a nurse practitioner. Her tiny patients benefit from her experience every day.

By Jessica Pasley

What would make a physician go back to school to become a nurse practitioner?

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Advice to prevent ATV accidents Health, yes

ATV injuries continue to send children to the hospital. How they can more safely ride.

By Jessica Pasley

Head injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in ATV-related crashes

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Santa makes a list and checks it twice. Parents should do the same when it comes to toy safety.

By Jessica Pasley

Choking on small toy parts poses one of the main dangers to children

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Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for children; how to know you’re using a car seat safely

By Jessica Pasley

"The misuse rate in car seats in Tennessee was almost 87% in 2020."

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Children and backpacks: lighten up their heavy load

By Jessica Pasley

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers backpack safety tips

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Patient Spotlight

The little boy was in the swimming pool, not breathing. Thanks to CPR, first responders and LifeFlight, he is fine.

By Jessica Pasley

It should have been a joyous day. It almost turned tragic.

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July-4th-fireworks Health, yes

Stay focused on safety this 4th of July

By Jessica Pasley

Fireworks can cause serious damage to hands and eyes. Here's what you can do to keep yourself, and your children, safe.

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Advice to prevent ATV accidents Health, yes

A teenage girl was riding on an ATV without a helmet when it flipped five times. She is lucky to be alive, and her mother has a warning for parents.

By Jessica Pasley

Safety experts liken helmet use to seat belt-wearing practice

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