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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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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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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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Children’s Hospital urges sledding safety

By Jessica Pasley

Whizzing along on snow and ice is fun, but be careful

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It’s a terrible idea to flush “flushable” wipes

By Wayne Wood

Throw them in the trash. Your plumbing will thank you. So will the Medical Center's.

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As temperatures go down, the chance for injury from heaters goes up

By Jessica Pasley

The challenge of keeping warm might lead to the use of unsafe heating sources

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Children’s Hospital urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

By Jessica Pasley

Toy shopping online presents special challenges; how to select safe gifts for children

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