Tips for Healthy Days of Summer
Posted on Jun 21, 2011
With the first day of summer and anticipation of the Fourth of July – Alta Bates Summit Medical Center wants to help keep you and your family well and active. Summer sun is finally a reality and vacation plans for a whopping 71.3 million Californians are materializing.
Every summer, emergency departments see a rise in the number of swimming, hiking, camping or driving accidents. These figures do not include visits or sick days for weekend warriors or the results of poorly refrigerated foods.
Alta Bates Summit doesn’t want to see your holiday and summer-time fun marred by something that could be avoided. Proper preparation for vacation, family picnic or simple day in the sun can ultimately help everyone. Whether avoiding the heat, using sun screens or keeping foods at the proper temperature – we’re here to help.
A series of posts on a variety of topics over the next month will help you stay healthy during the summer.
For further information, or to speak to an Alta Bates Summit physician on avoiding summer problems, please call 510-869-8220.
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