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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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Don’t drink the pool water

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=544970c7-1aed-496a-8204-a9995440a788#.WuceZlw-dBw Your chances of getting a bad stomach bug at public pools may be increasing, suggests a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Cryptosporidium, or Crypto, is a parasite that causes potentially severe diarrhea. It’s often to blame for disease outbreaks at public pools. And since 2004, the number of new […]

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