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.
Tips for Summer Depression
Summer depression is more common than you may think. WebMD explains why you might feel more stressed and sad in the warmer months -- and offers coping tips.
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.
Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure
WebMD explains how sun exposure ages the skin and raises the risk for skin cancer. Learn more about protecting yourself.
Want Healthy Skin? Avoid Sun Damage
Sun damage can age your skin before its time -- and carries serious health risks. WebMD tells you how to prevent sun damage and have better-looking skin.
Summer Safety: Swimming Pool Water Problems
WebMD provides information about common toxins in swimming pools and at the beach and how you can avoid them.
Celebrate Summer's Bounty
Check out these 5 easy summer recipes, full of wonderful seasonal fruits and veggies.
How to Avoid Summer's Health Woes
Experts explain strategies for preventing 6 common maladies from ruining your summer fun.
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.
Flesh Eating Bacteria
There’s a deadly bacteria lurking in waters. How afraid should you be?
Making the Most of Summer Travel
Here are some tips for planning ahead, lifting heavy bags, and fighting stress when you travel this summer.
What Attracts Mosquitoes?
Are you a mosquito magnet? Research shows carbon dioxide, heat, alcohol, and genes could play a role.
Which Sunscreen Is Better - Spray or Lotion?
Some prefer spray, others prefer lotion. But are the chemicals in sunscreen good for you?
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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?
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.
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.
Summer Skin Hazards
Don’t let sunburn, poison ivy, and jellyfish stings sabotage your healthy skin. Learn about these and other dangers so you can stay safe this summer.
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.