-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Once it gets hot, kids are naturally drawn
to playing in and near water. But thousands of kids end up in
emergency rooms each year because of near-drownings, and more than
1,000 under age 14 drown.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these guidelines to
help keep you and your family safe at the pool:
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