Checkup Newsroom (water)

2019
January
15,
2019
| 05:14 PM America/Chicago
Meals should be a happy and pleasant childhood experience. In our busy lives, it might be one of the few times when we all slow down and check in with one another. But I hear from my patient families all the time that it's anything but relaxing. ...
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2018
July
10,
2018
| 11:42 PM America/Chicago
Aug. 29th marks the “angelversary” of the passing of then 7-year-old Kyle Gracin Lewis. Kyle spent the week being the outdoorsy little boy he was – swimming, fishing, boating and camping in Lake Granbury and the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas...
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2017
July
21,
2017
| 04:58 PM America/Chicago
Your kids have been cooped up all summer playing video games and now they want to go outside and play finally.  But are they ready for the hottest part of the year? Locally, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that remains i...
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July
03,
2017
| 05:18 PM America/Chicago
Since 2011, 24 kids have been treated at Cook Children's following a near drowning during the Fourth of July Weekend. The safety experts at Cook Children’s say kids can’t afford anything less than 100 percent adult supervision at the pool at all t...
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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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2016
December
28,
2016
| 08:03 PM America/Chicago
If you are one of the residents impacted by a boil water notice in Mineral Wells, Texas, you may wonder what that actually means to you and your child. Well, first of all don’t wonder to the point of trying the water. Follow the city's advice: ...
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August
02,
2016
| 10:31 PM America/Chicago
Parents have plenty to worry about these days. The water at their child’s school shouldn’t be another thing to add to the list. Fort Worth ISD tested nearly 1,500 samples of water across 116 campuses. Thus far, results have shown elevated levels o...
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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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June
03,
2016
| 05:10 PM America/Chicago
We’ve seen the dangers of flash floods in the news lately with the rapidly rising water bringing with them quick moving currents that can carry off people, pets and entire structures. And even small amounts of water can be dangerous: Standing w...
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May
26,
2016
| 03:42 PM America/Chicago
Already in the month of May, two children have been cared for at Cook Children's after getting bit by a snake. As summer approaches, more kids will be outside and parents should take the opportunity to teach their kids about snakes and what precautio...
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2015
October
01,
2015
| 02:53 PM America/Chicago
Desperation or neglect, whatever the reason the story is devastating. In the wake a baby is dead and her mom has been charged with her murder. In addition, the baby’s dad has been charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to a child for diluting...
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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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January
16,
2015
| 08:38 PM America/Chicago
Hand hygiene is important year-round, but it's critical during winter when the spread of virus peaks. Plant the seeds of cleanliness early by modeling proper hand washing for toddlers - 20 seconds of scrubbing from wrists to fingernails does the tric...
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January
06,
2015
| 11:44 PM America/Chicago
A recent report was released about a baby who was delivered via water birth earlier this year (in Texas) that died from pneumonia and a rare infection presumably contracted at delivery. There are several details about this case that need to be specif...
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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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