A day of fun in the sun can lead serious ailments if
you’re not careful. Sometimes it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated and seek shade when you’re enjoying outdoor activities. Learn how to beat the heat this summer by learning the signs and symptoms of heat stroke.
Rick Gimbel, MD, an emergency medicine physician, shares some of the facts and warning signs for identifying heat stroke:
Have you ever experienced heat cramps, exhaustion or stroke? When do you usually know you’ve had too much sun?
Fire up the grill, it’s summertime! The warmer weather encourages people to wheel the grill out of the garage and
more actively use the public grills available at parks. While picnics and grilling can be fun, it’s important to remember to be safe.
Jerry Leikin, MD, Medical Toxicologist at NorthShore, offers the following instructions for ensuring proper food preparation and grill safety:
What are some of your favorite foods to grill?
Swimming, floating and splashing are all fun summer activities to do in the water when the sun is out and the temperatures
are high. Whether you’re at the pool or the beach, it’s important to be mindful of water safety.
Jacque Quick, Trauma Nurse at Evanston Hospital, provides the following quick tips for water safety:
What are some of your favorite water activities? What safety tips do you swear by?