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  • Massachusetts Closes Slides Following Drowning Review

    Massachusetts officials will not open slides at state-run pools this summer, following a policy review stemming from the June 2011 drowning of Marie Joseph.

  • Science Fiction 

    I’m what you might call a science geek. I DVR’d the entire Fabric of the Cosmos series on “Nova.

  • Dangerous Maneuvers

    Chances are, you’ve heard of the Heimlich maneuver. Since Dr. Henry Heimlich first introduced it in 1974, the abdominal thrust technique known as the “Heimlich maneuver” has become part of the popular lexicon, synonymous with saving lives.

  • Research Roundup

    Here’s a look at what a variety of journals have published in relation to using the Heimlich maneuver in drowning rescues.

  • NSF Supplement

    There is a lot more to NSF certification than a label. Discover the precise process behind the name.

  • Study Shows Swimming Improves Vascular Function

    New research shows that regular swimming exercise can improve vascular health and lower blood pressure.

  • Drowning Prevention Efforts Are Expanding

    As drowning becomes a bigger focus nationwide, prevention efforts are beginning to stretch outside the bounds of aquatics.

  • Studies Linking Pools, Asthma ‘Flawed’

    The Belgian Superior Health Council has concluded that a series of studies published by a team of Belgian researchers does not provide clear evidence that swimming in chlorinated pools poses an asthma risk.

  • Study Shows Pools May Affect Hormone Levels in Boys

    A recent study indicates that boys who swam in indoor chlorinated pools had concentrations of inhibin B (a testicular hormone biomarker) and total testosterone about 20 percent lower than those of boys who swam in a pool disinfected with copper–silver ion

  • Study:Children’s Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline

    The number of children who have died or been injured due to drowning incidents has declined in recent years, according to a new study.