Dry drowning and secondary drowning are two ways that kids can drown even after leaving the water. That’s why every child who’s struggled in the water should be taken to an emergency room.
While swimming is a potentially lifesaving skill and a great physical fitness activity, it also can be a tremendous source of fun, a rehabilitation tool, a confidence builder for kids, a lifetime hobby or an ultra competitive sport.
Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Exercise physiologist Christopher Travers, MS, answers this one.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Emergency medicine physician Pedro, Perez, MD, answers this one.
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Bacteria, whether in swimming pools, water parks or lakes, can cause recreational water illnesses like diarrhea and skin infections. Here are three ways to lower your chances of getting sick.
Mom. We love you. And we know you care a lot about our well-being. That’s why we talked to some medical experts about your health advice — just to be sure we’re all on the same page. Special thanks to Michael Rabovsky, MD, for his insight on these matters.
If you talk to a doctor or read physical fitness guidelines, you’re going to come across the phrase “moderate-intensity exercise.” It’s one of the guiding principles behind fitness recommendations. But patients often are left wondering: What does moderate really mean? Examples — something for everyone In the exercise world, we think of moderate-intensity activity as … Read More
In winter or on a rainy day, an indoor pool can be just the way to get moving and to get your heart pumping. However, common chemicals in pool water that can get more concentrated indoors may make it harder on your lungs. “The main concern with indoor pools is the chlorine, which is used … Read More
Each summer, some swimmers (and not just kids!) face a perplexing problem. That is, what should you do when you need to pee? Our experts weigh in on whether the answer ought to be: a) just go, or b) find yourself a proper restroom. Learn the scientific pros and cons to consider in favor of … Read More
If you need rehabilitation to heal from an injury, surgery or to address chronic pain, consider aquatic therapy. Experts say being weightless in the water can addresses the pain and tedium of working through these issues. Aquatic therapy speeds the healing process by reducing compression on irritable, swollen joints. In some cases, this can involve … Read More