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July 2014 • #79
A Note from the Medical Editor

Safety must be at the forefront of every parent’s mind when kids are in or around a pool. Be sure you understand the basics of lifesaving in case of emergencies, and remind your kids to keep away from pool filters and drains.

When everyone is properly prepared and informed, the summertime fun is endless. Have a great time splashing, playing, and cooling off in the water!

 ~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org

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