summer safety

Laine Seaton

I Thought I Knew About the Dangers of Summer Heat

My normal weekend hike almost turned deadly


Knowing How Heat and Humidity Affect Your Body Can Help You Stay Safe During Heat Waves

The human body is an amazing machine, but like all machines, it functions effectively and safely only under certain conditions

How to Stay Safe When Thermometers Rise

As much of the United States continues to swelter through 90-plus temperatures and high humidity, one emergency physician is offering advice on keeping safe.

Beat the Heat on Your Summer Vacation

Before you head out for a sunny summer getaway, get familiar with the signs of heat-related illnesses.

Confirmed Case of the Mosquito-Borne Keystone Virus

The virus can cause a rash and mild fever. It's named after the location in the Tampa Bay area where it was first identified in 1964.

Summer Health Myths, Busted

When you head outdoors this summer, you should be aware of some common health myths.

When Are Mosquitoes More Likely to Bite?

Your blood might be a thirst quencher for mosquitoes during a drought.

Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin

When you fire up the grill for your Memorial Day cookout, beware: Those tantalizing aromas hold an underestimated health risk.

Don’t Ignore the Danger of Electric Shock Drowning

It can occur in any fresh body of water.

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