Those sunny skies and warmer temperatures can mean only one thing: summer. Before you head outside, it’s important to take some precautions to keep the entire family safe and healthy all season long. From grilling and sun safety to beachside swimming and
bug bite prevention, NorthShore University HealthSystem has the entire family covered with our summer safety tips
Click on the image below for the all the summer health tips you’ll need to take you to Labor Day and beyond.
It's finally time to get that grill out of the garage and enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures with your friends
and family. Enjoy it but it's also important you doing so with safety in mind. Jerry Leikin, MD, Medical Toxicologist at NorthShore, offers the following instructions for
ensuring you are observing proper food preparation and grill safety:
What are some of your favorite healthy foods to grill?
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?
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?