Swimming Health News

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8/1/2017
Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

7/17/2017
7/8/2017
Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'

Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

7/5/2017
Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

7/4/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

6/29/2017
Health Tip: Practice Drowning Prevention at Home

It only takes a small amount of water

6/26/2017
6/20/2017
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

6/8/2017
Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger

Electric shock in water can kill unless you take precautions with nearby wiring

6/8/2017
Health Tip: Keep Germs Out of Pool Water

Suggestions to help you swim safer

5/29/2017
Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer

Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

5/18/2017
The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years

Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

3/21/2017
Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

2/20/2017
There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

2/15/2017
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

11/30/2016
Tennis Anyone? It May Prolong Your Life

Racquet sports, swimming and aerobics tied to lower risk of early death in study

8/6/2016
How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool

These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

8/5/2016
Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Safety When Playing Summer Sports

Golfing, swimming and volleyball can be especially hard on your upper back and shoulders

8/1/2016
Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer

Here's what parents can do

7/14/2016
Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

7/9/2016
Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop

Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

6/18/2016
How to Prevent Painful Swimmer's Ear

Simple steps after a day in the water help prevent infection, expert says

6/2/2016
Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards

When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says

5/19/2016
Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

5/16/2016
Exercise May Cut Risk of 13 Cancers, Study Suggests

Moderate and vigorous activity includes brisk walking, tennis, jogging, swimming

4/23/2016
Swim Safely This Summer

Use life jackets when needed, supervise kids at all times, American Red Cross says

3/29/2016
Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

3/9/2016
For 'Ironman' Athletes, Study Shows Danger of Too Much Water

Frequent fluid stops entice racers to drink more than they need, expert says

12/4/2015
Endurance Athletes May Pay Physical Price

'Ultraman' competitors experience muscle damage and insulin resistance, researchers find

8/28/2015
Health Tip: Dive Safely

And avoid injury

8/10/2015
Exercise Boosts Obese Kids' Heart Health

Review finds fitness levels, blood vessel function improved quickly, even if no weight was lost

7/11/2015
Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips

Unsafe practices can lead to serious neck and spine injuries

6/28/2015
Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females

Track, field hockey and lacrosse linked to repetitive use problems in girls, study says

6/26/2015
Health Tip: Swimming Safely

Make sure pool is enclosed

6/19/2015
Surf's Up. Be Safe

Stay near lifeguards, watch for riptides, experts say

6/19/2015
Summer Beach Time Means Water Safety

Expert offers tips for dealing with rip currents and other risks

6/19/2015
Thinking About a Pool? Think About Safety

Never assume someone else is watching the kids

6/19/2015
Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

5/21/2015
Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

5/18/2015
Health Tip: Swimming Pools Can Harbor Germs

Keep the water clean for safety sake

5/14/2015
Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

4/1/2015
Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?

Brush up on swimming safety

3/6/2015
1/23/2015
Health Tip: Exercise Safely

Opt for activities with lower rates of injury

1/22/2015
Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds

But availability varies, with Southern counties faring worse

12/18/2014
Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

8/4/2014
Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

7/29/2014
Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

Skip contact lenses, try goggles, doctor suggests

7/26/2014
Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

6/28/2014
Prepare for Summer Sports to Avoid Injury

Wear appropriate footwear, vary your activities, and stretch and warm-up, advises expert