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Heads up parents...VUMC says it's seeing more children in the ER

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen an uptick in the number of injured children seeking treatment.

In a press statement released this week, doctors revealed the numbers and types of injuries they’re seeing are more typical of summer months. They suspect the uptick is related to children being out of school early and sheltering at home.

Dr. Harold Lovvorn III heads Pediatric Trauma at VUMC.

“It’s certainly a normal response to tell your children to go outside for a bit to get some fresh air, sunshine or exercise. But we will probably need to add a caveat to ‘go outside and play.’ Maybe it’s adding the tag ‘and don’t forget your helmet.’”

Vanderbilt said it's seeing fewer adults in the ER. Traffic injuries are way down because Tennesseans are spending less time behind the wheel.

Would you like to read the full statement from VUMC about the change in the type and number of injuries?

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