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Kids play in the Dry Dock pool in Mahattan's East Village on the first day of the city's outdoor pool season on June 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC: Blame It On The Pee If Your Eyes Are Red After Swimming

Health experts and the swimming pool industry have a message for pool swimmers with irritated eyes who blame it on the chlorine: blame it instead on the urine.

06/26/2015

Dementia (credit: Aegis Living)

5 Signs of Dementia

Keeping our seniors safe Aegis Living has innovative safety measures…

06/26/2015

Six-year old boys Clemens (L) and Niko dive in a basin of the Freibad Lister Bad public swimming pool in Hanover, central Germany, on July 24, 2012. Meteorologists forecast sunny summer weather with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius and even more in most parts of the country. AFP PHOTO / JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/GettyImages)

Experts Warn Kids Can Drown Hours After Leaving Pool

This particular drowning doesn’t occur while swimming though. It happens hours after the child has left the water.

06/25/2015

A pharmacist admisters a flu vaccine. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

California Assembly Passes Strict School Vaccination Bill; Awaits Gov. Brown Signature

California’s Assembly has approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, ending personal belief and religious exemptions.

06/25/2015

Sherry Higgs (CBS)

Cancer Patients Get Free Rides To Treatment Appointments

A cancer patient often has another concern: how to get to all those medical appointments. But that’s where this week’s Jefferson Award winner steps in. Sherry Higgs knows firsthand what it’s like to battle cancer. And she’s devoting her life to make sure patients get a ride.. and a friend.

06/17/2015