Rest and application of ice to the affected area are required for proper healing. After healing begins, exercises to strengthen the hamstrings can help prevent recurrent injury.
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems
Watch children at all times when they are near water -- even in a wading pool.
At pool parties, have adults take turns watching the children.
If you have a pool, enclose it with a fence and a locked gate or a locked cover. (The law requires this in many states.) Remove toys from the area so that kids aren't tempted to go near the pool.
Make sure baby-sitters know the safety rules about swimming.
Take a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class.
Check with your local American Red Cross chapter or YMCA about special life jackets for infants and children.