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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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Weather Report

Tornado warnings are coming — what you need to know to be safe at work and at home

By Kylie Avery

If the sky above you grows dark and full of clouds, keep your head together

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Winter weather is on the way, take steps now to prepare — on and off campus

By Kylie Avery

Reliable sources say winter is coming. Here are some ways to prepare.

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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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