December 18, 2012

Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the United States from televisions tipping over, with a child dying every three weeks, according to a report released by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Safe Children Program manager Sarah Haverstick said that number has increased by 31 percent over the past decade. Read more...

From Children's Hospital's "Wishing Well" blog: Talking to children about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary


The biggest question children are likely to have is whether something similar can happen to them. Parents should reassure them and help them feel safe while also providing age and developmentally appropriate information. Read more...

Construction work to affect traffic on Children's Way through Jan. 4


All lanes of Children's Way will remain open, though travel may be slow with flagmen on hand to help control and direct traffic. Read more...

Babies born from June-December 2012 needed for study on respiratory infections and health


Vanderbilt researchers are studying respiratory infections (colds) in infants and their relation to health later in life, and are asking for parents to consider participation for their babies. Read more...