Checkup Newsroom (SafeKids)

2018
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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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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2016
September
23,
2016
| 06:36 PM America/Chicago
Every summer you see a big push from us about not leaving your child in a hot vehicle. But the fall is not bringing us any relief from the heat and two children have died this week as a result of being left in a car. According to noheatstroke.org,...
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July
06,
2016
| 09:39 PM America/Chicago
Drowning is quick. Safe Kids Worldwide estimates you may have less than a minute to react once a child begins to struggle in a pool. And yet, one in three parents surveyed has left their child at pool for two to three minutes without supervision. ...
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July
06,
2016
| 04:11 PM America/Chicago
Did you know that drowning will most likely affect you or someone you know?Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children ages 1 to 4 years old and the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for ag...
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2014
May
24,
2014
| 01:00 PM America/Chicago
For many families, the summer means boating and swimming season. But it can also mean danger, as one of the worst drowning weekends of the year. Please take these extra precautions for a safe, fun holiday.1. Don’t drink and drive. This takes on dual ...
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April
01,
2014
| 12:06 AM America/Chicago
On average, five drowning deaths and about 60 near drownings occur every summer at Cook Children's. In an effort to change those numbers for the better, Cook Children's played host to a mock drowning on Tuesday, April 1, at Allen Bolden outdoor pool ...
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