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Warning: Brain-Eating Amoeba Could Be Lurking In Your Swimming Pool

Jun 23, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism also known as the brain-eating amoeba, dwells in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and poorly maintained swimming pools. The infection is almost universally fatal: it kills more than 97% of its victims within days. 

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Summer Health Tips: July is National Parks & Recreation Month

Jul 13, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Last month, it was all about safety. This month, it's National Parks and Recreation Month,

which means it's all about having fun! Help celebrate with these summer health tips that'll keep you moving, smiling, and laughing.

1. Embrace the obvious summer sports.

Swimming, beach volleyball, tennis, golf—all of these are great activities that get our bodies moving. The great thing is that so many of these activities don't feel like traditional exercise. They just provide lots of sweaty fun.

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