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  • How to Prevent and Treat Mosquito and Tick Bites

    August 14, 2015

    Insects are a part of nature but don't let them ruin your weekend! Learn how to prevent and treat bites from two pesky culprits. ... Read more

  • How to Boat (and Float) Safely

    July 27, 2015

    Boating is a great way to cool down, but use caution. "Every summer, we see many boating injuries that could have been avoided," says Scott Youngquist, M.D., an emergency physician at University of Utah Health Care. He recommends these four ways to stay safe.... Read more

  • Spot the Signs of Heat Exhaustion

    July 10, 2015

    Summer is here, and with it record-breaking heat. Scott McIntosh, M.D., an emergency room physician at University of Utah Health Care, discusses symptoms and treatment for heat exhaustion.... Read more

  • Is It Safe to Drink from a Garden Hose?

    June 29, 2015

    When kids are playing outside or you’re working in the yard this summer, it might be tempting to sneak a sip of water from the garden hose. But here's what you might be drinking.... Read more

  • How Safe is DEET?

    June 16, 2015

    DEET, the active ingredient in many insect repellents, works effectively to ward off pesky mosquitoes and problematic ticks. But many are wary of this chemical’s effect on people. Here, learn the pros, cons and risks of DEET.... Read more

  • Pack Essentials for Day Hikers

    April 22, 2015

    Even if you're hiking close to home, the adventure could take an unexpected turn. Make sure you take these items with you. ... Read more

  • 5 Steps to Safer Cycling

    April 09, 2015

    Does the Tour of Utah motivate you to dust off your bicycle? A. Michael Henrie, D.O., a sports medicine physician at University of Utah Health Care, offers these tips to stay safe while cycling:... Read more

  • Outdoor Fun at Your Doorstep: Winter Edition

    January 20, 2015

    It’s a winter wonderland, so bundle up and head outdoors to enjoy it. Here are eight fun, fat-burning activities within a 30-minute drive of Salt Lake City.... Read more

  • How to Dress for Success on the Slopes

    January 13, 2015

    Before you head to one of Utah's finest ski resorts, make sure you're dressed for success. Here's what you need to know before you go.... Read more

  • How to Prep for Powder

    January 13, 2015

    Ready to hit one of Utah's 15 ski resorts? Here's what you need to know to stay safe on the slopes.... Read more

  • Turkey Bowl Touchdown

    November 23, 2014

    There's no better way to burn off Thanksgiving dinner than to participate in a Turkey Bowl, a fun football game for family and friends. Here's how you can have a healthy and safe game this year: ... Read more

  • 4 Ways to Bounce Safer

    September 02, 2014

    It's fun, burns calories, and encourages kids to go outside and get fresh air. But jumping on a trampoline can pose an injury risk. Learn how to keep your kids safer.... Read more

  • Protect Yourself from Poisonous Plants

    July 01, 2014

    Collectively, poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are the No. 1 cause of allergic reactions in the U.S. And all three plants grow in Utah. Direct skin contact with urushiol, the plant's oily resin, can cause an itchy, blistering rash that lasts for weeks. Learn to identify these plants so you can avoid them.... Read more

  • Reduce Your Risk of Snake Bites

    June 10, 2014

    What poisonous snakes can be found in Utah? What can you do to avoid snakebites, and what should you do if you're bitten? Troy Maden, M.D., explains.... Read more

  • How to Stock Your First Aid Kit

    June 05, 2014

    Be prepared for scrapes, bites, stings and sprains this summer with a well-stocked first aid kit. Troy Madsen, M.D., reviews what your kit should contain to prepare for common outdoor injuries.... Read more

  • How to Reduce Your Risk of Campfire Injuries

    June 03, 2014

    Summer is a great time of year to head to the Wasatch Mountains for a weekend camping trip. And while it¿s fun to roast marshmallows over the campfire, it¿s also a place where many injuries occur. Brad Wiggins, R.N., explains how to keep your family safe.... Read more

  • Trail Safety Tips

    May 19, 2014

    It is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy all the great hiking trails that Utah has to offer, but make sure your adventure doesn¿t end in the emergency room. Here are the five most common trail injuries, and what hikers can do to avoid them.... Read more

  • Fun in 30 Minutes or Less

    May 13, 2014

    Here are seven fun, fat-burning activities within a 30-minute drive of Salt Lake City. See how your favorite activity stacks up, and pick a new one to try this week! ... Read more

  • Top 10 Reasons Hunters End Up In The ER

    September 27, 2013

    E.R. Physician Troy Madsen discusses the top 10 reasons he sees hunters in the Emergency Room.... Read more

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