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Beach time? Make sure the water won’t make you sick

Beach time? Make sure the water won’t make you sick

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s summer, and for millions of Americans, that means beach parties and swimming. In fact, we make almost 2 billion trips to the beach every year! You might think natural bodies of water are safe from waterborne illnesses. But while the water at your local beach may look inviting, there’s a 1 in 10 chance […]

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Secondary drowning: essential facts

Secondary drowning: essential facts

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

In early June, Lindsay Kujawa went through every parent’s worst nightmare. With her back turned for just a second, her nearly 2-year-old son, Ronin, fell into a nearby spa, she wrote in her blog. Fortunately, she was close enough to quickly pluck him from danger. But the nightmare wasn’t over. Later that evening, she noticed […]

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Nonswimmers becoming health crisis in U.S. and U.K.

Nonswimmers becoming health crisis in U.S. and U.K.

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The news out of Britain is ominous for an island nation: More than 50 percent of children age 7 to 11 can’t swim 25 meters, according to a new study. This in a country where swimming is actually a required skill for graduation! In America, lack of swimming skills is becoming a serious problem as […]

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Want to reduce high minority drowning rates? Ensure pool access

Want to reduce high minority drowning rates? Ensure pool access

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone who thinks prejudice isn’t a serious issue in the United States should read a recent news story from Minneapolis. The story details one African American woman’s efforts to get a swimming pool built in her neighborhood. Tragically, the day after the pool was finally approved, a young black man drowned nearby. Sad as that […]

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