Checkup Newsroom (Drowning)

2019
June
07,
2019
| 10:44 PM America/Chicago
In the midst of country singer Granger Smith and his wife Amber sharing the news of their 3-year-old son’s River’s tragic accident, a new national report shows that drownings among young children are on the rise. Smith, a Dallas native, wrote abou...
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June
03,
2019
| 09:57 PM America/Chicago
Hot weather and summer vacation means Texas kids are headed to the water. Sadly, it also means more opportunity for tragedy. Summer has barely begun and Cook Children's has already seen 24 children at the medical center this year for drowning,...
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May
23,
2019
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
Last year’s Memorial Day weekend was a tragic one at Cook Children’s. Over the four-day holiday weekend in 2018, nine children were admitted to the medical center for drowning. Two of those children died. Last year marked the first time drowning f...
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April
24,
2019
| 06:37 PM America/Chicago
Almost a year after their 19-month-old daughter drowned in a backyard pool, Bode and Morgan Miller brought their 6-month-old son to a swimming lesson. Morgan Miller shared the emotional moment on her Instagram Stories Monday and her post has now g...
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March
11,
2019
| 08:40 PM America/Chicago
The deaths of two children who drowned in bathtubs this month are amplifying a key message at Cook Children's: lifeguard your child, even in the bathtub.   First, a 3-year-old child from Decatur, Texas died in early March after being left alone in...
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2018
August
22,
2018
| 07:04 PM America/Chicago
When the summer began, Ben Olsson, D.O., a pediatric intensive care unit physician at Cook Children's, hosted a press conference at the medical center, asking parents to "Lifeguard Your Child" and warning them about the dangers of drowning.  As on...
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July
30,
2018
| 10:56 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s staff has seen the most since drowning deaths since at least 2012. According to the Trauma registry, 10 children have died this year already. Two deaths occurred in the month of July to pass the total of eight deaths in 2016. The a...
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July
18,
2018
| 10:00 PM America/Chicago
It’s a club they never wanted to belong to, but now they hear the stories all too often. Mike and Jane Garner were having a birthday party for their son Jaylen four days shy of his second birthday. They were at Jane’s sister’s house and after the ...
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July
12,
2018
| 05:37 PM America/Chicago
Two children were rushed to Cook Children’s after being left alone in a bathtub so far in July, according to the Trauma registry of the medical center. Nine chilren have been treated for bathtub drownings this year, with one resulting in a death. ...
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June
19,
2018
| 09:38 PM America/Chicago
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Child drownings in Tarrant County have spiked this year, with seven recorded before the official first day of summer on Thursday.  There were only five juvenile drowning deaths in all of 2017, according to Tarrant County...
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June
12,
2018
| 06:57 PM America/Chicago
Even though she talks about water safety on a daily basis, Dana Walraven still gasps at the tragic news of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller’s 19-month-old daughter’s death. Media outlets report the little girl drowned in a neighbor’s pool over the week...
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June
12,
2018
| 06:47 PM America/Chicago
The drowning numbers remain tragic, but not at all surprising to  Corwin Warmink, M.D., medical director of Cook Children’s Emergency Department. Already this year, seven children have fatally drowned after being rushed to Cook Children's. But anothe...
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June
06,
2018
| 06:34 PM America/Chicago
The summer has barely begun and we are already seeing a record number of drownings at Cook Children's. Despite repeated calls from experts to lifeguard your child, 19 children have been rushed to Cook Children's for drownings and four children hav...
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May
29,
2018
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
Summer is off to a deadly start for children in North Texas. Despite calls from local officials and families of drowning victims to ‘Lifeguard Your Child’ around water, 11 children were admitted to Cook Children’s over Memorial Day weekend. Two of th...
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May
29,
2018
| 05:45 PM America/Chicago
CBS 11 - Twenty-eight children have already died in drownings in Texas this year. The next three months, Memorial Day through Labor Day, are often when hospitals see the most victims. Families of drowning victims met together at Cook Children’s in...
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May
25,
2018
| 04:27 PM America/Chicago
Children's Hospital Association - Cook Children's launched a campaign last year called Lifeguard Your Child, its third drowning-prevention campaign in as many years. It all started in June 2015, when 28 children were admitted to the hospital for near...
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May
18,
2018
| 09:51 PM America/Chicago
Don’t leave your child alone in the bathtub. That’s the simple message that the folks at Cook Children’s who watch out for your kids’ safety wants you to know. From March 14 to April 10, 2018, five children were rushed to the Emergency Departme...
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May
15,
2018
| 06:14 PM America/Chicago
Only two weeks into the month of May and one child has died from drowning, while five others were seen at Cook Children's for near drownings. The ages of the children ranged from 1 year to 9 years old. The drownings all occurred in pools. “Unfo...
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April
25,
2018
| 05:02 PM America/Chicago
Dry drowning is back in the news after a Florida mom shared her 4-year-old daughter's story on social media. These stories can be scary for parents, but how much are your kids really at risk? Few of the emergency and pediatric intensive care un...
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March
26,
2018
| 08:49 PM America/Chicago
Spring is already proving deadly for children in water. In less than two weeks, three children have died after being rushed to Cook Children’s for drowning, while another three were admitted to the medical center for their injuries. Their a...
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March
16,
2018
| 08:21 PM America/Chicago
If you see a blue light shining outside of a home or business this week, there may be a story behind it. Cook Children’s marks its 100th birthday on March 21 and to celebrate, some are choosing to shine a blue light. For many, the gesture means somet...
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2017
September
01,
2017
| 07:17 PM America/Chicago
All summer long we’ve asked parents to “Lifeguard Your Child.” The campaign’s focus has been on parents never taking their eyes off of their children while they are swimming … and that includes all the way to the car or house. “We’ve seen many ...
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July
27,
2017
| 11:49 PM America/Chicago
FOX 4 - A toddler's close-call in a near-drowning is turning into a safety message for parents. The accident left 1-year-old Whitaker Harris at Cook Children's Hospital last week. Doctors and nurses called his survival “a miracle.” The Harris f...
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July
19,
2017
| 04:46 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - Dozens of Texas children have died from drowning in pools, lakes or ponds this year. "Most of the parents would tell you, it’s just a second, drowning is very silent," says Sharon Evans, trauma injury prevention coordinator at Cook Children's ...
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July
18,
2017
| 06:11 PM America/Chicago
Children's Hospital Association - It's been almost a year since Khala Hart's little boy nearly died. On July 30, 2016, Khala and her husband, Chad, attended a pool party with two of their children, Caleb and Jack. Jack was just 3 years old at ...
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July
13,
2017
| 04:14 PM America/Chicago
The father of two little girls taken to Cook Children’s after a non-fatal drowning incident says even when you think you are doing everything right, something terrible can go wrong. The family, which has requested to remain anonymous, shared their...
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July
12,
2017
| 11:43 PM America/Chicago
CBS DFW - The image of a child in distress, struggling in water is heart-wrenching. But for Cook Children’s Medical Center, it’s the picture they want parents see on a new electronic billboard in Fort Worth. Read the full story here.   ...
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July
03,
2017
| 05:18 PM America/Chicago
Since 2011, 24 kids have been treated at Cook Children's following a near drowning during the Fourth of July Weekend. The safety experts at Cook Children’s say kids can’t afford anything less than 100 percent adult supervision at the pool at all t...
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June
20,
2017
| 07:56 PM America/Chicago
Who is watching your children in the pool? More importantly, who is not watching them drown?  Last year, Cook Children’s staff saw eight drowning deaths and another 61 children treated for near-drownings. The numbers have to go down and this month Co...
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February
23,
2017
| 04:40 PM America/Chicago
With a high of 90 degrees expected today, it's clear the risk of a child drowning isn’t a seasonal event. February isn’t over and already four children have been treated for near-drowning accidents at Cook Children’s Emergency Department. All of t...
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