Summer is upon us, and that means it's time for lots of fun in the water! But it's also time for observing proper safety. According to the CDC, every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, two of those being children aged 14 or younger. By following the 5 easy tips below, you can help your family enjoy the water while staying safe!

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Depending on your child's sports involvement, injury may be a year-round concern for you. But, while you may not be 100% able to prevent your child from getting hurt, there's still a lot you can do to make sure your child stays healthy. Here are 9 tips to help prevent sports injury:

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  • First off, make sure that you're not mistaking a cold for allergies. In early springtime especially, it can be difficult for even a doctor to distinguish the cause of a runny nose, as winter viruses may still be going around.  The lone giveaway symptom of allergies, however, is itchiness of the eye, nose, and/or roof of mouth.

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A new CDC study published today in Pediatrics is the first of its kind to show that the flu vaccination significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza.  The study, which looked at data from four flu seasons between 2010 and 2014, found that flu vaccination reduced the risk of flu associated death by half (51 percent) amoung children with underlying high-risk medial conditions and by nearly two-thirds amoung healthy children.  The study findings underscore the importance of the recommendation by the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics that all children 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccine.   See the complete study here.