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Author: Jessica Pasley

Health, yes

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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Credo Award Winner

Michelle Kennedy follows the same mantra whether at work or in her personal life: be a good role model and walk the walk.

By Jessica Pasley

“I won’t ask someone to do something I wouldn’t do myself. I try to give 110% every day. Whatever I can do to help people, I will.”

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Water safety for kids Health, yes

Getting back in the pool this summer? Children’s Hospital has some tips on how to take to the water safely.

By Jessica Pasley

Number one lesson: drowning doesn't look like you think it does

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC scientist Edie Sannella celebrates 90th birthday, puts in full day in virology lab

By Jessica Pasley

“I don’t feel 90. And people say they don’t think that I am 90. So, I think I must be doing OK.”

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Credo Award Winner

Laresa Jackson’s coworkers are so sorry she won a Credo Award. (Not really)

By Jessica Pasley

Public recognition is not her thing. But she’s always reminding her staff of the difference they make.

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Employee Spotlight

Who is that masked man?

By Jessica Pasley

Frank Nix of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit finds a way to connect with patient families with his custom face covers

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