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Vacationers beware: Don’t jump into that hotel swimming pool just yet

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=11825742-9f6d-4e23-ac07-64af02547fc2#.W0ZQD1w-dBw It’s summer—prime time for splish-splashing in pools. But before jumping in, be aware that some nasty germs might be lurking in the water—especially in hotel pools, a new report shows. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) looked at nationwide data from illnesses tied to treated recreational water from 2000 through […]

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11 free places in PA to swim, splash and cool off this summer

Original source: https://www.pennlive.com/life/2017/06/free_swim_pool_summer.html?utm_campaign=pennlivedotcom&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic-socialflow If you’re looking to stay cool without breaking the bank this summer, we’ve got your back. Here is a list of destinations where you can take a dip, make a splash or otherwise relax with some water-based entertainment, all free of charge. More fun activities this summer: 14 of Pennsylvania’s best water park […]

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Tips to stay safe in water this summer

Original source: https://infonet.pennstatehershey.net/web/news/-/the-medical-minute-tips-to-stay-safe-in-water-this-summer Summer means fun in the sun, but also in the pool, at the beach or on the lake. So it’s important to know how to stay safe while enjoying the water. Unlike in the movies where people flail, thrash about and yell for help before they go under, in reality drowning is usually […]

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Make summer easier on your lungs with 5 key steps

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4ec75eaf-89c2-4477-9856-3d1ab5faf685#.W0ZEf1w-dBw With summer here at last, chances are you and your family will be spending a lot more time outside. But breathing in polluted air can irritate your lungs and make asthma worse. Unhealthy air can also raise the risk of lung cancer and even trigger heart attacks. If you have asthma, steering clear […]

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Control pollution from home heating and cooling systems

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8d47fb72-f586-4d9d-81e8-c55777bd2e89#.W0ZDlFw-dBw Heaters, furnaces and air conditioners are great for keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. But they also need regular attention from you. If you don’t take care of your heating and cooling sources, they could pollute your air. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these pollution-fighting tips:

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Have kids, will travel

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=58bab835-499e-4939-b86d-2df877864af8#.W0ZA1lw-dBw The reason you take your kids on a family vacation is to have a good time. But accidents can spoil the fun. You can help make traveling with your kids both fun and safe by planning ahead and following a few safety tips.

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Hot cars are no place for kids—even in the shade

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=7e2ec360-9193-4f6e-90d8-532bb21af3d1#.W0Y_lFw-dBw It’s a mistake few parents can imagine making: Leaving a forgotten child in a car on a hot summer’s day. But that’s the case for more than half of the children who’ve died from heatstroke while trapped in a car, according to researchers. Their parents or caregivers simply forgot that a young child […]

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Is your car ready for the hot summer temperatures?

Original source: http://centralpenn.aaa.com/emaillanding0718.html#section1 Whether you’re headed out on a weekend road trip, planning a month long family vacation or waking a four-wheeled friend from its long winter nap, you’ll want to make sure the summer driving season brings maximum enjoyment and minimum stress. Before you pack up the car, check out these travel tips from AAA […]

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