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The Family Summer Fun Health & Safety Checklist

Mar 09, 2023Mar 09, 2023

Summertime means longer days, hotter weather, vacation from work, and no school for kids. During this time, you must keep the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones top of mind.

Approximately 25% of medical ER visits occur during the summertime, with a spike around major holiday events. Do not fall into this statistic!

The most common summer injuries families see are:

How can you ensure you and your loved ones proceed with caution?

Discover the tips for a healthy and safe summer for you and your entire family!

The hot summer sun calls for pools, lakes, and a trip to the nearest beach. Unfortunately, drowning, especially from ages one to fourteen is the leading cause of unintentional death. It's important to keep yourself and your children safe in the water.

As the days get longer and the temperature gets hotter, it is imperative to protect your body against harmful sun rays.

Staying hydrated is critical in the heat. Even if you are not thirsty, water is needed to prevent dehydration.

Summer means outdoor activities and fun. Everyone – adults and children – should wear a helmet when they are on anything with wheels (scooter, bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, etc.). A helmet drastically reduces the risk of head injuries or even death when using something with wheels.

Bugs are more than just annoying; they potentially carry dangerous diseases. After hibernating all winter, they come out in loads and are around the whole summer.

For all your summertime emergencies, NW Indiana ER & Hospital is here to get you and your loved ones feeling better quicker. With our board-certified team of physicians and onsite laboratory, we provide the community with the most accurate care possible. Open 24/7/365, come on in for all adult and pediatric emergency medical care needs.

Disclaimer: As a service to our readers, NW Indiana ER & Hospital and Nutex Health state no content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor

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