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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
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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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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July
01,
2021
| 09:19 AM America/Chicago
With the summer heat rising in Texas, many families are making their way to area lakes to cool off. And if they don’t already have a life jacket -- a new Lifeguard Your Child initiative aims to make sure they are protected in and around the water.The...
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June
30,
2021
| 15:30 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is releasing a series of drowning prevention PSA videos ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.The videos, which are part of the Lifeguard Your Child initiative, feature simulations of some of the most common drowning ...
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June
16,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Diane ArnaoutThis is my friend Van.Van is at my pool. Since all of us parents are now COVID-vaccinated, we are feeling more comfortable with outdoor playdates. And our new pool has been a great escape from the heat!We parents have loved to see eac...
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May
24,
2021
| 09:26 AM America/Chicago
The drowning season is off to a deadly start with Memorial Day Weekend just days away. Already this month, Cook Children's reports two children have died in swimming pools. Five others were admitted to the medical center for drowning in pools this ye...
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2020
August
20,
2020
| 09:17 AM America/Chicago
When it comes to drownings, the summer of 2020 is a year for the record books. For the first time since at least 2012, Cook Children’s saw a total of 17 pediatric drowning patients in June and July. To put that in perspective, that’s less than half o...
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April
09,
2020
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
For our safety, we’ve all been asked to stay at home to protect each other and our community. This is sound advice that everyone should follow but with so many kids home, Cook Children’s has begun to see rising numbers in outdoor- and home-related...
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2019
September
03,
2019
| 13:41 PM America/Chicago
The numbers seemed too good to be true. A pool drowning death had not been reported at Cook Children’s throughout the summer of 2019. Even as the summer was winding down, every member of the Emergency Department knew a fatal drowning could still h...
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June
07,
2019
| 15:44 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
| 14:57 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
| 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
24,
2019
| 11:37 AM 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
| 14:40 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
| 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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July
30,
2018
| 15:56 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
| 15:00 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
| 10:37 AM 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
| 14:38 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
| 11:57 AM 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
| 11:47 AM 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
| 11:34 AM 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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