Time by the pool outside can be a blast! However, pools can be dangerous, especially for children. Dr. Parikh shares 5 tips for pool safety.
On blazing hot days there is not much else to do besides hopping in a nice cool pool. As fun as swimming is there is also a lot of risk to go with it.
During the summer months, time by the pool outside with your family can be a blast! However, pools can be dangerous, especially for children. Dr. Preeti Parikh shares 5 tips for pool safety, such as making sure proper supervision is in place and knowing the limits and swimming ability of those swimming in the pool.
Preeti Parikh, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer of HealthiNation. She is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Westside Pediatrics, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has completed post-graduate training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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