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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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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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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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Ways to promote healthy summer sleep routines for your family

Original source: https://infonet.pennstatehershey.net/web/news/-/the-medical-minute-ways-to-promote-healthy-summer-sleep-routines-for-your-family The lazy days of summer can be peaceful and relaxing, but they can also wreak havoc on your body’s internal clock. Longer days, evening outdoors activities and a lack of school the next morning can throw even the most conscientious family’s sleep schedules out of whack. Dr. Cheryl Tierney, chief of behavior […]

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Preventing hearing damage during summer activities

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/525259/2018/06/13/medical-minute-preventing-hearing-damage-during-summer-activities?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=525305_HTML&utm_content=06-14-2018-07-38&utm_campaign=hershey%20newswire For many, summer means the sweet sounds of live concerts, fireworks, lawnmowers and splashing water. To optimize the fun summer sounds, here are some preventive measures to protect your hearing during these outdoor activities. Learn more: Ask Us Anything About … Hearing Loss in Children The Medical Minute: Preventing hearing loss in teens School […]

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Active Bodies, Active Minds: +15 Summer Fun Kid Activities

Original sources: http://ilovelibraries.org/parents/play-together and http://www.readingrockets.org/article/get-ready-summer-ideas-teachers-share-families Reading Rockets has packed a “virtual beach bag” of activities for teachers to help families get ready for summer and to launch students to fun, enriching summertime experiences. Educators will find materials to download and distribute as well as ideas and resources to offer to students and parents to help ensure […]

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Summer Food, Summer Moves Resource Kit

Original source: https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/summer-food-summer-moves Summer Food, Summer Moves is a fun, hands-on resource kit designed to get kids and families excited about healthy eating and physical activity during the summer months. The kit is designed for use by summer meal site operators and focuses on using music, games, art, and movement to motivate kids and families to […]

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Walkabouts — Stay Active Summer Challenge

Original source: http://info.activedinc.com/challenge To help encourage students to stay active this summer, Walkabouts has created the Stay Active! Summer Challenge. Designed for pre-K to 2nd grade students, children can complete the Summer Challenge checklist to win a Stay Active! T-shirt and a certificate of achievement. As a bonus, the elementary school with the largest number of […]

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