Water Safety

Water 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
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
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
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
July
08,
2021
| 09:54 AM America/Chicago
By Celina D. Cepeda, M.D.It’s summer! That magical time of the year when school is out, and kids can be more active. It also brings sweltering temperatures, which leads to sweaty, thirsty children that can become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to
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
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
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
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