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Swim Safety Program Expands to Target Risk Seeking Teens

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June 24, 2013
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The Lifesaving Society is expanding its Swim to Survive Program amid research that shows thrill-seeking teens who encounter swimming pools may be tempted to engage in risky behavior because of the way their brains are hardwired.


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New Concussion Test Keeps Athletes Safe

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