Summer/Vacation - Special Edition News Tips

Don’t let the heat defeat you
As the mercury rises across the country, many people venture into oppressive heat without taking any precautions. The result: heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion and sometimes even a trip to the emergency room. Read More

Get the drop on swimmer’s ear
As the summer heat drives people into swimming pools and lakes, it’s important to remember that those refreshing dips can lead to excruciatingly painful ear infections. Read More

Take your shots before heading abroad
Individuals headed abroad this summer should get their jabs in early. Though the risk is slight of contracting a serious ailment, hand, foot and mouth disease is common throughout Asia and measles outbreaks are common in many parts of the world. Read More

Summertime soirees signal start of spoiling season
Summer brings with it picnics, days at the beach and other outdoor activities, but
UT Southwestern Medical Center dietitians warn: Don’t forget about food safety. Warmer weather makes food spoil faster and creates an ideal environment for bacterial growth. Read More

Don’t let snakes sneak up on you
About 7,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes annually in the U.S. Most of the bites occur between April and October, when outdoor activities are popular. Read More

Skimping on sunscreen can ruin summer fun
Warm weather means it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors, but remember to protect your skin. Skin cancer, caused by damaging ultraviolet radiation from the sun, is the most common of all cancers in the U.S. Read More

Shore thing: Painful jellyfish stings should be treated with care
For many people, summer is not complete without a swim in the ocean or a walk along the shore. The warm waters that attract us to the ocean each summer lure other creatures, including jellyfish, near the shoreline as well. Read More