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2022
September
14,
2022
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs summer draws to a close, one mother, Dana Gage, is sharing her journey to making her son’s tragic drowning death matter.On Aug. 31, 2012, Dana's son, Connor, left for a friend’s birthday party at a rented lakehouse. Little did eithe...
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September
02,
2022
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleTen years ago this week, Connor Gage blew his mother a kiss as he left for a friend’s birthday party at a rented lakehouse. Little did either of them know, it would be the last kiss he’d ever give her and the last time Dana Gage would ...
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August
30,
2022
| 14:04 PM America/Chicago
This summer, there were fewer drownings treated compared to 2021. As Labor Day festivities get underway this weekend, keep in mind to stay vigilant and Lifeguard Your Child.From May to August, there were 47 drownings treated at Cook Children’s Health...
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August
03,
2022
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
By Emma PignatoParents and caregivers should ensure that a home swimming pool has an effective swim safety plan and extra layers of protection. Most drownings seen at Cook Children’s happen in a swimming pool during the least expected moments. Drowni...
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July
27,
2022
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents, caregivers and health professionals about the dangers of inflatable neck floats after the death of one baby and the hospitalization of another. The flotation devices are especi...
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July
13,
2022
| 12:54 PM America/Chicago
By Emma PignatoWhile you’re having fun by the pool this summer, ensure your pool safety plan includes a Water Watcher: an adult who is designated to watch children around the pool at all times. Drowning is silent, so it’s vital to designate a Water W...
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July
12,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIt’s never too early to teach children to be safe around water. After all, if a baby can crawl, they can make their way to a pool or open body of water. Any number of things can lure them there — a floating toy or sheer curiosity as th...
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July
06,
2022
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleViolet Gomez admits she didn’t know much about water safety and drowning prevention when she had her first child nine years ago. It wasn’t until after the birth of her second child that she began to take the dangers of water seriously,...
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July
01,
2022
| 09:24 AM America/Chicago
By Eline de Bruijn and Linda DiazThe Fourth of July is a time for celebration and getting together with family and friends. Cook Children’s experts are sharing safety tips and information to remember as people gather this weekend. Keep in mind that d...
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May
27,
2022
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
Fifteen swimsuits and five rubber duckies hang on a clothesline in front of Cook Children’s Medical Center today. They represent the more than 20 children who have been treated for drowning injuries at the hospital since the beginning of 2022. Unfort...
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May
18,
2022
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleDrowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause of accidental death in kids ages 1 to 14. It’s also 100% preventable.Keeping kids safe in and around water is all about layers of pr...
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May
11,
2022
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerIf your child or teen recently hit a growth spurt, last summer’s life jacket might not fit now.So before your family heads to the lake, make sure everyone has a life jacket that fits properly, based on the weight of the person wearing i...
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April
18,
2022
| 16:33 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has treated 17 drownings so far in 2022 through April 13, three of which were fatal.This is an alarming increase compared to January through May 1 in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, according to Cook Children's data.This year, 11 dro...
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2021
October
15,
2021
| 13:25 PM America/Chicago
Within a three-day span this week, Cook Children's medical staff treated three patients for drowning-related accidents with ages ranging from 15 months to 2 years old. One was fatal. The drownings were unrelated and all took place at home pools after...
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2019
May
23,
2019
| 09:30 AM 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
02,
2019
| 11:29 AM America/Chicago
The month of March proved something sadly true – a child can drown at any time of the year and in any place where there is water. Last week, Cook Children’s medical staff treated four children for drowning-related accidents with ages ranging from ...
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2018
August
22,
2018
| 12:04 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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May
15,
2018
| 11:14 AM 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
| 10:02 AM 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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2017
July
27,
2017
| 14:47 PM America/Chicago
On June 20, 2016, 15 minutes into her warm-up for swim practice, teammates found Elise Cerami unresponsive at the bottom of a pool. A little over a year since her death, one of Elise’s swim coaches, Tracey Anne Boyd, 49, has been indicted on a cha...
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June
20,
2017
| 12:56 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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