Checkup Newsroom (Lifeguard Your Child)

2019
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
02,
2019
| 06:29 PM 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
| 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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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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2017
July
27,
2017
| 09:47 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
| 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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