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How Can We Prevent Kids from Drowning?

Posted by Suzanne Condron, M.D. on Jun 17, 2015 12:00:00 PM

With the arrival of warm weather, so comes the potential for tragedy . Every year in the United States, more than a thousand children die in drowning accidents. The peak period of risk is among toddlers and preschoolers, but a child of any age can be at risk in the wrong circumstances.  What can we do to prevent these devastating accidents?  The American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following guidelines:

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Topics: kids drowning, children and drowning, water safety, monitoring kids around water

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