Have a Fun—and Safe—Summer!

Summer safety for you and your family

Summer brings a lot of fun—and a lot of sun. When you're outside, do you know which sunscreen works best to protect you and your family from the sun's harmful rays? Or if you're drinking enough water to stay clinically hydrated on that family hike? Even when you're not exploring nature, something as seemingly harmless as cutting the fresh summer grass could land you in the ER. Take a few minutes and listen to specialists and experts from University of Utah Health talk about how you can stay healthy and safe this summer.

How to Treat Heat Stroke

Jun 26, 2019

Heavy exertion in the heat can lead to heat stroke. Some of the symptoms can include nausea, lightheadedness, and fatigue. Emergency physician Dr. Scott Youngquist explains what actions you should take and how emergency physicians might treat a person with heat stroke....

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Out Hiking and Got Bitten By A Rattlesnake. What Next?

Jun 18, 2019

What you learned as a Scout on how to handle snakebites probably won’t come in handy and can even make the situation worse. Brad Dahl with the Utah Poison Control Center says once you’ve been bitten, those venom extraction kits won’t help much either. He’ll tell you what you should—and ...

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Preventing Sun Damage to Your Eyes

Sep 27, 2017

We know the sun can damage our skin. But our eyes are susceptible to the very same sort of damage. Ophthalmologist Dr. Jeff Pettey explains the risks you may face with sun damage to the eyes, how it can impact your vision, and how to protect yourself....

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Safety Tips for Lawn Mowing

Jun 9, 2017

With summer almost here, many people are rolling out those dusty lawn mowers to trim their lawns. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses some common injuries that lawn mowers can cause and offers important safety tips to follow....

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Common Bike Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Apr 21, 2017

Summer is here, and for many that means getting back on the bicycle and enjoying the outdoors. For ER doctors, it means seeing more patients injuring themselves on those bicycles. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the most common bike injuries he sees during this time of year and ...

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You Might Not Be Drinking Enough Water When You Hike

Aug 24, 2016

In Utah’s dry climate, you might not notice how much water you’re losing through sweat. Even for short, hour-long hikes, dehydration can set in faster than you realize, which can lead to serious complications like heat stroke and exhaustion. Dr. Emily Harold, sports medicine specialist at the ...

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What Does Drowning Look Like?

Aug 3, 2015

Half of kids who drown do so within 25 yards of their parent. The signs of drowning are much more subtle than you might think. As emergency physician Dr. Scott Youngquist explains, drowning is often a calm and quiet event. He talks about what some of the signs are and what should concern you if you ...

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