When you want to avoid mosquitoes, you apply a bug repellent. But other products you put on your body actually may be attracting these pesky blood-suckers.
Hot summer days can be dangerous for older adults. If this is you, you’re at higher risk than others for dehydration and heat exhaustion when heat and humidity climb.
Roller coasters and other rides can lead to back and neck pain, especially for people with a history of disc problems, arthritis or muscle spasms. Planning ahead and caring for yourself afterward can minimize discomfort.
Every year, children die after being left in the car on a hot day — even just for a few minutes. There are some misconceptions about this issue. Learn the truth and find practical tips to keep your kids safe.
Cleanup in the yard and the home is a necessary evil this time of the year. But if you’re not careful, you could end up nursing a serious injury. Among the most-frequently seen injuries in the emergency department are those resulting from falls and eye injuries, says emergency department physician Thomas Waters, MD. Serious falls tend to happen when … Read More
It’s fresh into sandal season, and you need your feet to look sexy and pretty. So it’s off to the salon for a pedicure. But where you go can be the difference between pedi-heaven — or pedi-pain.
Canning your own fruits and vegetables at home has many benefits, but it also brings an increased risk for food-borne illness. While a rare occurence, botulism is usually is associated with home canning. It is dangerous and can even be deadly. Types of botulism Botulism is a serious illness that paralyzes muscles and can even … Read More
From car seats to seat belts, you do your best to keep your kids safe in your vehicle. Now help them stay safe with their own — their bike. Here are nine tips to help your kids bike smart.
You might associate heat rash with babies. But sticky high temps put active kids and parents at a higher risk for developing heat rash, too. Heat rash is a common condition that usually happens during hot, humid weather. Heat rash develops when you sweat excessively and your pores – which actually are sweat ducts – … Read More
Each summer, some swimmers (and not just kids!) face a perplexing problem. That is, what should you do when you need to pee? Our experts weigh in on whether the answer ought to be: a) just go, or b) find yourself a proper restroom. Learn the scientific pros and cons to consider in favor of … Read More