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Emergency rooms see increase of injuries on Fourth of July

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – From burns to the loss of fingers, the smallest of fireworks can have a big impact.  Vanderbilt University Medical Center is no stranger to these types of injuries, especially during the Fourth of July. 233 more words


Marshall County man suffers 2nd, 3rd-degree burns following fireworks accident

CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Marshall County man was seriously injured after a fireworks injury nearly took off his hand.

A mortar-type fireworks shell exploded in Tyler Moore’s hand Sunday morning after it appeared to be a dud. 186 more words


Lowering your risk of a heart attack is easy.

Just breathe. Taking 6 slow, deep breaths – the kind that expand and contract your diaphragm – can reduce your blood pressure by 10 points in just minutes!  38 more words

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Woman gives birth to baby boy on side of I-24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 29-year-old woman delivered her baby boy on the side of Interstate 24 West Wednesday afternoon.

With her mom behind the wheel, Alicia McIntyre was heading from her Murfreesboro home to her doctor’s appointment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, when the baby couldn’t wait. 197 more words


Nashville trauma centers train regularly for mass casualty incidents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – We call it a mass shooting. A terrorist attack. A tragedy.

But in emergency rooms across the country, what happened in Orlando, Fla., would be known as a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). 252 more words


ER doctors see increase in gunshot victims over past year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The trauma department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reports an increase of young people being treated for gunshot wounds.

For teens aged 16 to 19 years old, emergency room doctors have seen a 30 percent increase over last year. 496 more words


Pedestrian critically injured after being struck by car in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle early Monday morning in Clarksville.

Howard Williams, 41, was walking on Ashland City Road, near Gupton Lane just beofre 1:30 a.m. 56 more words