Safety

Safety

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
June
21,
2022
| 17:13 PM America/Chicago
Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths among children. From January to June 20, 2022, there have been five vehicular heatstroke deaths in the country – two of those were in Harris County, Texas. They were a 5-year-old (June 20) and a 10-month-old
May
27,
2022
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
Fifteen swimsuits and five rubber duckies hang on a clothesline in front of Cook Children’s Medical Center today. They represent the more than 20 children who have been treated for drowning injuries at the hospital since the beginning of 2022.
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
April
05,
2022
| 09:23 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Aim for Safety® program has zeroed in on a new way to educate families on gun safety using an interactive kiosk that teaches children what to do if they discover a firearm in a home — all while reinforcing safe-storage techniques for
March
24,
2022
| 09:47 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s has seen 12 drownings, two of them fatal, since the beginning of the year, starting 2022 off at an alarming pace for drownings even before summer swim season. Nine of those drownings in the stretch from January through middle March
March
16,
2022
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
Though often thrilling for children, off-road motorized vehicles — including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), ATV mules, go-karts, and even golf carts — can be extremely dangerous for them to ride, especially if they don’t use safety measures once they
January
24,
2022
| 16:31 PM America/Chicago
Are you thinking about purchasing a car seat online? Beware. Counterfeit car seats may look just like the real thing, but they can put your child in serious danger. “I'm aware of eight fake car seats that have been found by car seat technicians at
December
20,
2021
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
We all know the infamous quote from Ralphie’s mother in “The Christmas Story” after he asked for the toy BB gun of his Christmas dreams.“You’ll shoot your eye out,” she said.Toy guns have changed since the release of that 1983 classic depicting a