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Surviving Summer - 06/02/2016

Surviving Summer

Guidelines to keep people protected during the upcoming months
Release Date: June 2, 2016
Timothy Wang
Timothy Wang, M.D.

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It’s that time of year again where the living is a little more carefree and many are taking advantage of the warmer weather. But with more outdoor activities, there tend to be more dangers. Whether it be the sun or pesky insect bites, our experts have some tips on how to stay safe outside and keep the fun all summer long.

For expert opinion:

Timothy Wang, M.D.   

What are UV rays? What do the SPF labels on sunscreen even mean? How can you keep your skin safe? There is a lot to learn about sun safety. Wang can provide all of the answers on keeping your skin healthy and safe during this time of being outdoors.  

John Aucott, M.D.

The summer months can guarantee one thing: that bugs and insects will be present during outdoor activities. While most are harmless, there is one creepy-crawly species that can be dangerous — ticks. Though most tick bites do not cause any problems, there are some that carry Lyme disease. Aucott can answer questions about the disease and what to do to reduce your chance of getting a bite.

Yassine Daoud, M.D.

When thinking about the sun safety, most think it is all about protecting your skin. Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned too? Damage to the eyes caused by the sun can lead to a number of health issues down the road. Daoud can give tips on how to best protect your eyes this season.

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