water safety

Drowning takes the lives of close to 1,000 children every year. It is the leading cause of injury-related death among children aged 1 to 4. Adolescents aged 15 to 19 have the second-highest drowning rates, likely because they can be overconfident in their swimming skills and may use alcohol while [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2019
Summer is here, and along with it comes many opportunities for adventure. Count on these tips to keep your children safe while playing: General summertime safety tips Apply these safety tips to every summer activity: Sunscreen Sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer.
By uclahealth • June 20, 2018
https://youtu.be/GQkGqyGZIEA 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, [...]
By Amy Albin • May 25, 2016