Checkup Newsroom (Water Safety)

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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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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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
May
25,
2018
| 03:28 PM America/Chicago
Hello, friends! Summer is nearly here! Let's quickly hit some of the most common questions I get around this time of year - about sunscreen, DEET, and life jackets. 1. Sunscreen: Use it! Even on a cloudy, not-very-hot day! 80% of the sun's ...
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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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2017
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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2015
July
01,
2015
| 12:30 AM America/Chicago
As parents we have all watched the news to see a sad story where a child was injured or died.  And we’ve also been that parent who thought in the back of their mind, “That is so sad. I am so grateful it’s not me.” Or even “I can’t imagine. At least n...
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