Christine Vestal

Christine Vestal

Christine Vestal covers mental health and drug addiction for Stateline. Before joining Pew she covered health care, the environment, energy, information technology and telecommunications for a variety of news outlets, including McGraw-Hill, the Financial Times and Post-Newsweek Business Information.

Prevention of drowning — a leading cause of childhood deaths — could get a boost in federal budget

By: - July 26, 2021

As temperatures soar in much of the country, more Americans are cooling off in swimming pools, lakes, rivers and oceans. Yet, when people flock to the water, drowning deaths spike — particularly in the month of July. Nearly 4,000 people die from drowning in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]