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.
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.
Sun Safety Tips for Your Skin
Sun exposure causes wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer. These tips can help you keep your skin safe in the sun.
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 Drinks for Hot Days
Red wine, smoothies, and iced treats are healthy summer drinks, especially when fruit is in the recipe.
Spice Up Your Summer BBQs and Picnics
WebMD gives you tips on how to make typical barbeque favorites go from average to amazing.
Rules for a Safe Summer
Here are three simple rules to follow for a safe summer in the sun.
The Essential Summer BBQ Accessory
Along with ketchup, pickles, and buns, backyard barbecuers should be armed with something else this grilling season: a meat thermometer.
Ten Tips to a Healthy Tan
You don’t have to be tanning yourself in the Caribbean to need help with summer sun.
Getting Ready For Swimsuit Season
Summer’s a time to strut your stuff. If you’ve got more on display than you’d like, use these tips to get in shape.
Making the Most of Summer Travel
Here are some tips for planning ahead, lifting heavy bags, and fighting stress when you travel this summer.
It’s cookout time! Yet meat cooked at high temperatures is linked to cancer in animal studies. Learn how to decrease your risk.
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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.
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.
Prevent Outdoor Pet Hazards
Your dog loves to be outdoors. Follow these tips to keep him safe and healthy.
Quick Cooking Tips to Get You Out of the Kitchen
Read six tips on quick cooking for summertime.
Some Assembly Required: No-Sweat Summer Meals
Get cooking tips for summer meals.
Don't Sweat It: Six Easy, Healthy Summer Snacks
Toss These Treats in Your Tote and Go!
Fabulous, Low-Fat Frozen Drinks
Chill out with these lower-cal concoctions