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Fourth of July during the COVID-19 pandemic: Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors urge safe celebrations

By Kristin Smart

Oh, beautiful for spacious distancing, with ample space between

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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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Does my child have a food allergy? Health, yes

Children’s Hospital expert offers COVID-19 “safe play” tips for parents

By Jessica Pasley

Are playdates OK? What are the risks to consider?

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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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The little boy thought the pretty colors were candy. 23 magnetic beads had to be surgically removed from his body.

By Jessica Pasley

Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt warn parents that such cases are becoming more common. “I feel like we owe it to others to let them know about the possible dangers,” Caiden's dad says.

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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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Keeping children safe on the scariest night of the year

By Jessica Pasley

How to keep the scariness of Halloween imaginary

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Help students avoid backpack pain with these tips from Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

Backpacks are a necessity for school, and they don't need to cause pain for the students who carry them

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