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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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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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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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Get in the swim of things with water exercises for arthritis

If you have arthritis, water can be a great place to exercise. But, as with any type of exercise, it’s important to follow safety precautions and make sure you don’t overdo it. If you could invent the perfect exercise for arthritis, it might let you strengthen your muscles without lifting weights, improve your flexibility without […]

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