Tag Archives: water safety

Healthy, Safe Swimming

By Anthony Carotenuto, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center After a cold winter for many it finally appears that spring is here. Temperatures are slowly rising and so are thoughts of swimming at the beach or diving into a pool. Swimming is a fun physical activity with many health benefits. However, we want to make sure we are aware …

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Avoiding Recreational Water Illnesses

By Anthony Carotenuto, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Preventive Medicine staff The week before Memorial Day (May 20–26, 2013) is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week. According to the Centers for Disease Control, thousands of Americans get sick every year with recreational water illnesses (RWIs), which are caused by germs found in places where we swim. …

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