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Making A Splash With Water Safety
May 2010 • issue 4
A Note from the Medical Editor
Memorial Day is coming and, for many families, marks the beginning of summer. Most parents are aware of common summertime problems such as sunburns, insect bites, and heat injury or exhaustion. But did you know that even less common but more dangerous pool injuries/death are just as preventable?
Swimming is a great way to get exercise during hot weather (even for kids that have asthma), and can be a fun way to spend family time together. But safety must be at the top of your mind when your children enter the water. The articles below can provide you with the information you need.
Wishing you a happy – and safe – Memorial Day weekend!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
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