Health

'Cannonball'? Not so fast: Expert urges parents to condition kids for pool safety

Keeping children safe around the water starts with the kids thinking twice before ever jumping in, the YMCA's aquatics director said Monday.

Conditioning the children to ask for permission first is just part of the equation when it comes to water safety, said Cindy Partee, of the First Coast YMCA.

"As fun as it is to let them run and jump in on a hot summer day, we try to teach them that they should always stop and ask mom or dad or an adult if it's OK to go in," Partee told News4Jax.

Struggling to get results from exercise? Here are some hard truths

Exercise and fat loss are sensitive subjects to broach, even for personal trainers. There are uncomfortable truths every trainer has needed to drop on clients who struggle to get results. Here are the four most common nuggets of advice you probably don't want to hear but perhaps need to.

As summer heats up, authorities remind parents 'Look before you lock'

With summer in full swing, law enforcement and children's safety advocates are teaming up to demonstrate the dangers of leaving children and pets inside hot vehicles, WKMG reports.

At a press conference Monday, the Florida Department of Children and Families along with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Highway Patrol and Orange County Fire Rescue reminded parents to "Look before you lock."

No rule, law changes sought after physician sexual misconduct reviewed

A yearlong review of physician sexual misconduct prompted by a newspaper investigation that drew national attention ended with the Georgia Composite Medical Board electing not to call for any changes in its rules or state laws regarding patient protection measures.

Following its investigation, the state medical board released a statement, saying "It is the intent of the Board to protect Georgia patients from physicians who use coercion or power for sex by educating physicians about the importance of reporting colleagues who may be committing boundary violations."

22 million will be left uninsured if the Senate passes its health care bill this week

Older, lower income people will be hurt most by the Senate health bill, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), and Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), speaks following a closed-door health care session. CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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