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11 Things That Can Wreck Your Summer

Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac

Going on a hike or taking a nature walk can be great summer activities, but it is important to be aware of the vegetation around you. Poison ivy, oak or sumac can cause uncomfortable rashes and sometimes even lead to more serious conditions. Read more

Insect Stings

Enjoying the beautiful weather outdoors can be hard when you are being devoured by insects. Luckily, there are prevention methods to help you avoid that. Read more


Drinking enough water is important all year-round, but it is especially important in the summer. Hot climates make you lose more fluids, making it crucial to stay hydrated. Read more


Protecting your skin from the sun can help decrease chances of long-term effects like skin cancer and wrinkles. Read more

Not protecting your eyes

Outdoor activities can be a hazard to eye health. It is important to take the correct measures to protect your eyes and know what steps to take if foreign objects get into your eyes. Read more


Risk of heatstroke can be reduced by making smart clothing choices. Read more

Reckless playground behavior

Playground safety is important to prevent injuries in children. Read more

Fishhook Injury

Fishhook injuries can happen to even the most careful fishers. You might be able to remove the hook at home, or you may need medical assistance. Read more

Puncture Wounds

When walking around barefoot or while wearing certain types of shoes, you might be at risk of a puncture wound. You can determine how severe the wound is by following some simple guidelines. Read more

Unhealthy BBQ

You don't have to give up on your healthy lifestyle to enjoy a BBQ this summer. Read more

Marine Stings and Scrapes

Summer isn’t complete without at least one trip to the beach, but activities like walking along the shore and swimming in the ocean can put you at risk of getting stings or scrapes. Read more

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