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Drowning remains top cause of death for children one to four; take these steps to keep kids safe in water

By Dr. Scottie Day Special to KyForward Ask any child about the best part of summer, and chances are they will say it’s going to the pool or beach. And while parents are aware of the risk of drowning, it remains the number one cause of death in children ages one to four as well as a leading cause of death among teens. Nearly 1,000 children die due to drowning each year, and more than 8,700 children...

Keven Moore on Insurance: As pool season kicks off, be aware of hazards, hidden dangers

Most pools open Memorial Day weekend. (Photo provided)   Pool season officially kicked off on Memorial Day, and many public, club and private swimming pool owners need to be reminded of the hazards and hidden dangers that are often overlooked this time of the year.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning....