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When a group of white and African American integrationists entered a St. Augustine, Fla. segregated hotel pool in 1964, the hotel manager poured acid into it. AP Photo

The forgotten history of segregated swimming pools and amusement parks

Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Media reports tend to focus on people who drown at the beach. But almost as many people drown in rivers and lakes. Where are the safety messages for them? from www.shutterstock.com

Australia’s spike in summer drownings: what the media misses

Migrants are no more at risk of drowning than Australian-born swimmers but you'd never know from media reports.
Our bodies are pretty good at telling us when we need to drink water. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: how do I tell if I’m dehydrated?

Most of us get thirsty when we need to drink more water. But there are other tell-tale signs that not all is well.

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