Items Tagged ‘water safety’

Tips to prevent drowning in children and teens

August 7, 2019

Tips to prevent drowning in children and teens

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 swimming. The American Academy of […]

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Tags: Drowning prevention, UCLA General Pediatrics, water safety


Summer safety tips for children

June 20, 2018

Summer safety tips for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

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. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends you: Seek shade from 10 am to […]

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Tags: child safety, park safety, skin care, summer safety, summertime, suncreen protection, sunscreen for kids, swimming, water 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 amyalbin

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