Reasons why you should not pee in the pool. Infographic from Cleveland Clinic HealthHub

Should You Really Pee in the Pool? (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, infographic, summer, summer safety, swimming, urine

Using the pool as your toilet: simply gross or a health hazard? Our Cleveland Clinic experts weight in on this predicament.

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5 Places You’re Probably Forgetting to Put Sunscreen

Tags: dermatology, skin cancer, skin care, summer, summer safety, sun, sunburn, sunless tanning, sunscreen

We all know that we should put on sunscreen every time we are out in the summer sun. But there are some important parts of the body we often miss.

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Best Beverages for Your Kids to Drink in Hot Weather

Tags: calcium, dehydration, diet, drinks, summer safety, vitamin D

Whether your child is dripping with sweat from playing tag in the hot sun or from playing basketball in the gym, it's critical for moms and dads to make sure their youngsters drink enough fluids in the summertime.

Kids on Playground

How to Treat 10 Common Playground Injuries (Infographic)

Tags: Concussions, eye injury, growing pains of parenting, head injury, infographic, knee injury, summer, summer safety

Discover what a Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician recommends you should do the next time your child gets hurt on the playground.

Kidney pain

If You’re in Pain With Kidney Stones, it Must Be Summer

Tags: kidney, kidney stones, summer, summer safety

Summer may have just officially started, but kidney stone season began a couple of weeks ago. Many doctors see an increase in kidney stone cases when the weather warms up.

Swimmer's Ear

How to Keep Swimmer’s Ear From Ruining Your Summer

Tags: ear, ear exam, ear infection, ear infections, Hearing loss, summer, summer safety, swimmer's ear, swimming

Summer’s heat, humidity and water sports offer ideal conditions for swimmer’s ear. Learn to spot signs of infection and get tips for prevention.

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Lupus, Sun and Vacation: 4 Tips to Prevent Flares (Video)

Tags: lupus, skin care, skin infection, summer, summer safety, systemic lupus erythematosus, video

For lupus patients, vacations can also mean sun exposure, which in turn can cause rashes, arthritis flares or even serious inflammation of organs. Here's how to have fun in the sun.

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7 Critical Precautions for Summer if You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, blood sugar levels, childhood diabetes, diabetes, diabetes diagnosis, diabetes treatment, insulin, juvenile diabetes, neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, prediabetes, summer, summer safety, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Because of the effect of heat on blood sugars and insulin, diabetics must take special precautions to protect themselves in summer. Find seven expert tips for staying well in hot, humid weather.

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Top Tips to Help You Have a Healthy, Fun Summer

Tags: allergies, bug bites, growing pains of parenting, summer, summer safety, sunscreen, travel, vacation

For many of us, summer is a great time of year. Here’s our handpicked collection of the top summertime advice from Cleveland Clinic experts that will help to make the best of the sultry months for you and your family.

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Fireworks Safety: How You Can Prevent Injuries (Video)

Tags: burn injury, summer, summer safety

The Fourth of July is a fun, light-filled holiday, but fireworks can also cause injury. An expert offers tips for fireworks safety.