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.
Spring and Fall aren't the only time for seasonal allergies. Learn more about summer allergies from the experts at WebMD.
Know the Signs of 'Dry Drowning' and 'Secondary Drowning'
How to recognize the warning signs of "dry drowning" and "secondary drowning," which can happen hours after your child has left the pool.
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.
First Aid Myths: Ignore These Summer 'Cures'
Experts share first aid tips while debunking some common home remedies.
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.
Surviving Summer Scorchers
Can't take the heat? Many people can't, and too often they end up in the hospital.
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.
Video: 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.
Video: Which Sunscreen Is Better - Spray or Lotion?
Some prefer spray, others prefer lotion. But are the chemicals in sunscreen good for you?
Slideshows & Images
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: 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: 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.