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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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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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Children’s Hospital urges sledding safety

By Jessica Pasley

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

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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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Hot car injury prevention tips as routines change due to COVID-19

By Jessica Pasley

A change in routine can lead to a lapse in thought — and it can happen to anyone

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How to make “safer at home” safe for children

By Jessica Pasley

“As kids get bored they start getting into things they shouldn’t be getting into because they have nothing else to do," says Children's Hospital safety expert.

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Children’s Hospital warns about the danger of unsecured TVs tipping over and hurting children

By Jessica Pasley

“During the excitement and distractions of an exciting game or a noisy gathering, it is easy for a quick-moving child to pull over an unsecured television.”

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Toys are fun! Some can also be dangerous. How to give safe and age-appropriate toys for the children in your life.

By Jessica Pasley

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

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