Items Tagged ‘swimming safety’

Is swimming in cold water good for you?

September 11, 2018

Is swimming in cold water good for you?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Our family visits a lake in the mountains every summer where the water almost never gets above 60 degrees. I dislike swimming in cold water but my husband and dad insist that it’s good for you. It won’t get me into the water but I just want to know – are they right? […]

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Tags: adrenalin, Ask the Doctors, blood flow, cold shock, cold-water swimming, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, nervous system, stress hormones, swimming safety


Kiddie pools pose drowning hazards. Here’s how to keep kids safe

May 25, 2016

Kiddie pools pose drowning hazards. Here’s how to keep kids safe

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Big backyard swimming pools aren’t the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable “kiddie” pools can be just as dangerous. “When we think of pool risks, we think of the big pools, complete with deep-ends, diving boards, and swim parties,” said Dr. Nina Shapiro, a professor of head and neck surgery and director […]

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Tags: childrens health, Dr. Nina Shapiro, kiddie pools, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric otolaryngology, swimming pools, swimming safety, water safety