Checkup Newsroom (swimming)

2019
September
03,
2019
| 08:41 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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July
22,
2019
| 06:10 PM America/Chicago
What sounds more refreshing right now than a trip to the pool or a water park? While these popular summer spots are a great way to beat the summer heat, they can pose a danger to anyone not wearing shoes. “Children often forget that the pavemen...
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April
24,
2019
| 06:37 PM 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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2018
July
30,
2018
| 10:56 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
16,
2018
| 10:51 PM America/Chicago
As North Texas prepares for its hottest temperatures in two years, the dangers for your child also increases. According to the National Weather Service, heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States. The highs this week will be abo...
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June
19,
2018
| 09:38 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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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
13,
2017
| 04:14 PM America/Chicago
The father of two little girls taken to Cook Children’s after a non-fatal drowning incident says even when you think you are doing everything right, something terrible can go wrong. The family, which has requested to remain anonymous, shared their...
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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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2016
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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June
24,
2016
| 10:56 PM America/Chicago
No one at Cook Children's wants a repeat of last year's tragic summer, with 55 near drownings and four deaths. During the month of June, the Trauma department accounted for nearly a non-fatal drowning a day with 29 total.  Things were so bad that ...
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June
06,
2016
| 08:46 PM America/Chicago
As we begin the swimming season, common sense advice is useful in all instances for parents; however, there are situations where children have additional challenges making plans for swim trips and water safety even more important. In my field, childr...
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May
26,
2016
| 03:41 PM America/Chicago
Before you head to the lake or the pool, take a moment to read the label on your children’s life vests or life-saving swim devices. It could save their lives. “For children’s safety, parents should make sure their kids are in U.S. Coast Guard (...
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May
01,
2016
| 10:57 PM America/Chicago
Who is watching your children in the pool? More importantly, who is not watching them drown? The month of May has been designated as National Water Safety Month because the warmer weather marks the beginning of summer and drowning season across...
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2015
September
04,
2015
| 03:40 PM America/Chicago
Labor Day weekend is upon us and for many, this means three days away from the office. You may be planning a trip out of town or a weekend on the water. No matter what you've got up your sleeve, there are a few things you may want to remember to keep...
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July
22,
2015
| 06:48 PM America/Chicago
Protect your kids. That was the overall message from Fort Worth, Texas Mayor Betsy Price and representatives from the city of Fort Worth, including Cook Children's, at a press conference to address city-wide support of drowning prevention measures...
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July
02,
2015
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
The drowning numbers at Cook Children’s alone are startling: 2 deaths to begin the month of July 26 non-fatal drownings from June 1 to July 1, 2015 43 non-fatal drownings from Oct. 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 4 fatal drownings during that sam...
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July
02,
2015
| 03:24 PM America/Chicago
In the month of June 2015, Cook Children's Trauma department saw 26 non-fatal drownings, more than twice as many during the same time span as last year. Everyone lived, there were no fatal drownings during this month, but then July began with two fat...
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July
02,
2015
| 03:23 PM America/Chicago
July began with two fatal drowning. For the month of June 2015, the Cook Children’s Trauma department cared for 26 non-fatal drowning victims, with 20 of those occurring in either a home, apartment or community pool. That's more than double from the ...
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May
21,
2015
| 05:11 PM America/Chicago
Summer is just right around the corner and swim season is fast approaching. For some kids this will be their main sport, for others this will be just one of many. Swimming is one of the safest sports to participate in, however too much of a good thin...
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February
20,
2015
| 09:01 PM America/Chicago
Before we know it, spring will be here. Each spring, we see plenty of signs advertising sports and activities for kids, but do we really need to take toddlers to soccer, T-Ball, gymnastics and swimming? The answer is complicated. Yes, it's very...
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