Summer safety for you and your family

Summer brings lots of fun and a few potential health threats you can easily avoid with a bit of knowledge. Keep your skin safe and know which sunscreen works best to protect you and your family from the sun's harmful rays. Learn how much water you need to stay hydrated. Avoid heatstroke by knowing the signs and what to do if it happens. Learn to recognize the signs if someone is drowning and what you can do to help. Take a few moments to listen and to stay healthy and safe this summer.

Featured Shows

The Dangers of Summer Heat Exposure

Jul 23, 2021

Spend enough time outside during the summer months and you may feel tired, thirsty, or a little nauseous. These are relatively common symptoms of heat exhaustion. But if your body temperature gets too high, you may experience potentially life-threatening heatstroke. Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to ...

ER or Not: Heatstroke

Jun 30, 2021

During the summer months, heat exposure can be common. But could it be life-threatening? According to emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen, heatstroke is an extremely dangerous condition that can lead to organ and brain damage. Learn how to identify the symptoms of heatstroke, prevent overheating, ...

Keeping Your Kid Safe in the Sun

Jun 21, 2021

Summer is a fun time for kids, but being out in the hot summer sun can do a lot of damage. And not just sunburns. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains how to keep your child safe in the heat, identify symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke, and how to treat them....

You Might Not Be Drinking Enough Water When You Hike

Jun 16, 2021

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 ...

How to Treat Heat Stroke

Jun 15, 2021

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....

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....

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 ...