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Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water. Here's How

SUNDAY, July 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Trips to the beach or a pool add to summer's fun, but parents need to ensure that children are safe in and around the water.

Masks and social distancing are a must this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. And kids must be supervised even if they're able to swim, experts at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles said.

Two-thirds of drowning deaths occur in the summer -- between May and August -- and most occur on the weekends.

The hospital offered parents the following swimming safety guidelines:

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has more on children and summer safety.

SOURCE: Children's Hospital Los Angeles, news release, June 26, 2020

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What Are Seasonal Allergies?

More than 67 million americans suffer from allergy symptoms, including hay fever. But, what is an allergy? What is an allergic reaction? What are common allergy symptoms? What allergy treatments are available?

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What is Pollen?

Pollen is one of the most common allergens in the United States. Pollen is an airborne allergen, which is picked up and carried by the wind. Various trees, grasses and weeds create pollen, which can cause hay fever, irritate your eyes and skin.

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