Drowning Prevention: Water Safety Tips for All Ages

If you’re planning to hit the water as summer winds down, it’s important to take the appropriate safety steps to prevent drowning. Unfortunately, drowning rates were unusually high across the nation during the 2021 summer season – even tripling in some states.

Drowning Prevention: Water Safety Tips for All Ages

A group of happy-looking children stands outside of their classroom preparing for the first day of school. Wearing masks due to COVID-19.

How to Help Children Transition Back to School in a New World

The return to school brings with it a unique set of new challenges, as many children who had gotten acclimated to remote learning and social distancing are now facing a full-time return to in-person learning.

How to Help Children Transition Back to School in a New World

Three smiling teenagers jump from a dock into a lake, enjoying a nice swim.

Drowning Prevention for Teens: Seven Layers of Protection

The risk of drowning decreases after age four — but spikes again during the teen years. Learn what you can do to help teach your teen valuable water safety lessons.

Drowning Prevention for Teens: Seven Layers of Protection

A colorful sunrise is shown as the sun comes up over the water on an empty beach.

How to Identify Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

With a heat wave expected on the South Shore this week, it's important to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness — particularly for at-risk...

How to Identify Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

A mother floats in the pool with her baby while at swimming lessons

Drowning Prevention for Children: Seven Layers of Protection at the Pool

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children between the ages of one and four — but drownings are 100% preventable if the proper precautions are taken.

Drowning Prevention for Children: Seven Layers of Protection at the Pool

A group of kids splashes and laughs while swimming in a pool

Tips for Staying Safe at the Pool this Summer

Swimming in a pool is a great way to beat the heat during the summer months. However, it's important to exercise caution, especially for families with young children.

Tips for Staying Safe at the Pool this Summer

A woman sleeps while using a CPAP machine to help her breathing

CPAP Machine Recall: What You Need to Know

Millions of Americans rely on a CPAP machine for a healthy, restful night's sleep. If you use a CPAP machine, you should be aware of a recent recall of machines made by a prominent CPAP manufacturer.

CPAP Machine Recall: What You Need to Know

A young child sits with her mother as a nurse swabs her arm prior to receiving a vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens: Your Questions, Answered

​​​​​​​As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues in the United States, vaccination is now an option for younger patients. This has led to a number of vaccine-related questions from parents.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens: Your Questions, Answered

Todd Ellerin shows the knot and tuck method for masks

How the 'Knot-and-Tuck' Method Achieves a Better Fitting Face Mask

Protect yourself and others against COVID-19 with a better fitting mask. Todd Ellerin, MD explains the importance of a good fitting mask and how achieve that with the "knot-and-tuck" method.

How the 'Knot-and-Tuck' Method Achieves a Better Fitting Face Mask