Entries by Guillermina Ramirez

Swim Lessons Are Not Just for Summer

The threat of drowning continues even after summer ends. With the cooler weather and the holiday season right around the corner, it’s easy to forget that water safety is still important. But drownings don’t take a break just because the temperature dips. The risk of drowning doesn’t go away when kids return to school. In […]

Dr. Benjamin Hoffman Voted AAP President-Elect

Benjamin D. Hoffman, M.D., FAAP, of Portland, Ore., has been voted AAP president-elect. He ran against Warren M. Seigel, M.D., M.B.A., FSAHM, FAAP, of Kew Gardens, N.Y. Dr. Hoffman will take over as president on Jan. 1, 2024, following Sandy L. Chung, M.D., FAAP, of Fairfax, Va., who will serve as president in 2023. Read more […]

Dry Drowning Doesn’t Exist

Death is in itself a tragic occurrence, but even more so when it is a child’s caused by drowning.  Drowning is preventable, but this requires education and knowledge about what it is, how it happens, and the strategies needed to avoid such sad incidents from taking place, strategies such as layers of protection. Unfortunately, there […]

Being a Water Safety Champion All Year Long

Summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy the sun and warm weather.  However, it is also the time of year when most drownings occur, so it is important to be proactive when it comes to water safety.  To address the rise in drowning incidents the NDPA launched its Water Safety Champion program […]