Summer Health Directory
Summer -- a time of vacations, summer break, camps, grilling, and the beach. Also, a time of sunburn, heat exhaustion, bug bites, food poisoning, and travel-related illness. But there is good news! You can prevent almost all the negatives by following some simple guidelines. Be safe about staying in the sun, eating food that is well-prepared, staying hydrated, and practicing other safety measures. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how summer can be a time of fun, relaxation, and healthy activities.
Summer Safety for You and Your Kids
Learn more from WebMD about summer safety, including everything from preventing sunburns to treating bee stings to recognizing Lyme disease.
Quick Tips: Staying Active in Hot Weather-Get started
Summer is a great time for being active. Even if you live where it gets hot or humid,there are ways you can stay in shape year-round. But make sure to take precautions when you are active outside.
Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer
Spending too much time in the sun gives you wrinkles and makes you more likely to get skin cancer.
Dog Water Safety: Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy
Does your dog love to play in the water? Find out how to keep him safe.
Summer Safety Tips for Outdoor Fun
Whether you’re heading to a national park, a beach, or hiking the trails near home, these tips will help you enjoy the great outdoors and stay safe.
Heat Sickness? Avoid it in 5 Simple Steps
Are you a nature lover or outdoor athlete? Learn how you can stay safe and well in the heat.
Seasonal Digestive Distress: 10 Tips for Coping
Do barbecues and fair food give you stomachaches or diarrhea? Manage digestive problems with tips from the pros.
Summer Safety Tips
Follow these safety and first-aid tips and avoid calling 911 later.
Making the Most of Summer Travel
Here are some tips for planning ahead, lifting heavy bags, and fighting stress when you travel this summer.
Video: Flesh Eating Bacteria
There’s a deadly bacteria lurking in waters. How afraid should you be?
Keeping Your Grill Safe and Clean
Tips for cleaning even the dirtiest of outdoor grills.
It’s cookout time! Yet meat cooked at high temperatures is linked to cancer in animal studies. Learn how to decrease your risk.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Summer Health Hazards: Bears, Sharks, Heatstroke, and More
Some summer problems, like sunburn and heatstroke, are common. Others are rare -- think bears and sharks! Are you prepared?
Slideshow: Fattening Foods of Summer
Summertime living may be easy, but if you're not careful, summer's fattening foods - including fried chicken, ribs, potato salad, ice cream, hot dogs, and beer - can really pack on the pounds.
Slideshow: 25 Ways to Get Ready for Swimsuit Season
Bypass the foods that bloat and see the best swimsuit for your shape in this pictorial guide to looking your best on the beach.
Slideshow: Prevent Outdoor Pet Hazards
Your dog loves to be outdoors. Follow these tips to keep him safe and healthy.
Low-Calorie Summer Sippers
Let's drink to summer -- the healthy way
Cool Summer Drinks: Your Best Bets
What are the healthiest summer beverages? Here are your top choices for hydration, refreshment, and pure enjoyment.
Some Assembly Required: No-Sweat Summer Meals
Get cooking tips for summer meals.
Quick Cooking Tips to Get You Out of the Kitchen
Read six tips on quick cooking for summertime.