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As tens of millions of Americans tune into the Super Bowl this Sunday, they likely don't realize that in addition to touchdowns, collision sports like football also raise the chances of concussions.
A man in North Carolina died from a rare "brain-eating" amoeba infection after swimming in a lake at a local water park, according to news reports.
Contrary to the common surfing myth, if you see sharks, there are probably dolphins nearby, experts say.
Not to spoil your summer pool fun, but outbreaks of "crypto," a swimming-related diarrheal illness, are on the rise.
Elite athletes not only have stronger hearts and fitter muscles than the average Joe, but they also sport special gut bacteria that may actually boost their performance.
According to some news outlets, March Madness is tied to an increase in men getting vasectomies. But is this real, or just hearsay?
Former NHL player Lyle Odelein developed a life-threatening infection after a spiky cactus pierced his leg
Chlorine helps keep us safe from an otherwise bacteria-filled soup of pool water and pee. But should we fear the chemical itself?
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