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Reassurance for parents on monkeypox risk for children

By Jessica Pasley

While cases of monkeypox in the United States are on the rise and impacting primarily adults, some parents are concerned about the safety of their children

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Children’s Hospital sees increase in children poisoned by THC in marijuana edibles

By Jessica Pasley

They resemble candy. They taste like candy. Some children have ended up in intensive care.

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Enjoy burgers? Better use tick repellent.

By Wayne Wood

The lone star tick continues to be common across a wide swath of this region, and a bite can give you an allergy to red meat.

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After an explosion almost cost her son his hand, one mother has a warning about the danger of fireworks: “They are explosives. They are dangerous.”

By Jessica Pasley

"No one ever expects something to happen to your own child."

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Occupational Health offers tips to kick off summer on a healthy note

By VUMC News and Communications

We are officially into summer, which means vacations are ramping up. As you write your checklist, pack your suitcase, and book your trip, here are few important reminders.

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Don’t leave them even for a minute — keep children from dying in a hot car

By Jessica Pasley

Every year dozens of children die of heatstroke after being left, often accidentally, in a hot car

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Advice to prevent ATV accidents Health, yes

“Had he not had on his helmet, we probably would have been planning his funeral”

By Jessica Pasley

Children's Hospital safety expert makes clear: on bikes, skateboards or ATVs, helmets protect the brain

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Water safety for kids Health, yes

Injury prevention experts highlight ABCs of water safety as summer begins

By Jessica Pasley

Drowning doesn’t look like the dramatic splashing or shouting that’s often depicted in movies or TV shows. It is silent.

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Stepping back is best for springing forward: tips for dealing with the beginning of daylight saving time

By Jessica Pasley

Go to bed a little earlier than usual. Take a good look at the morning sun when you get up.

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