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Newswise: This Summer, Camps Need to Protect Kids From COVID-19, and Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Released: 5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
This Summer, Camps Need to Protect Kids From COVID-19, and Allergy and Asthma Triggers
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

This summer, camps for kids will not only have to protect kids from COVID-19, but kids with allergies and asthma will need to be kept safe from an allergic reaction or asthma flare.

Newswise: What is Hand Therapy?
Released: 5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
What is Hand Therapy?
Hackensack Meridian Health

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a bevy of pastimes requiring arm strength. Whether swimming, swinging a bat or pushing a lawnmower, our upper extremities get plenty of use during warmer months. Learn about how Mountainside Medical Center can help you take extra care of your body, from hands to shoulders and every joint and ligament in between.

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Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
How to Prevent and Treat Common Summer Rashes
American Academy of Dermatology

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, many people may find themselves spending more time outdoors for a much-needed change of scenery. While gardening, hiking in the woods and swimming can provide relief amid continuous social distancing measures, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say the increased exposure to things like sunlight, insects and poisonous plants can cause some itchy and painful rashes. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps people can take to avoid unwanted rashes and other skin issues while still enjoying the outdoors.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Heat-related Injuries and How to Stay Cool
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Before lathering on the sunscreen and heading outdoors, it's important to know the signs of heat-related injuries and how to stay cool when the temperatures soar.

Newswise: Summer Sundays Go Virtual
Released: 5-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Summer Sundays Go Virtual
Brookhaven National Laboratory

rookhaven Lab is moving its Summer Sunday program to an online format for 2020. Over three Sundays this summer, the Lab will host a series of live, virtual events for everyone to interact with the Lab in a new way. Each event will feature a guided tour of a Brookhaven Lab facility followed by a live Q&A with a panel comprised of the facility’s scientists.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: What you need to know about Lyme disease
Released: 22-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: What you need to know about Lyme disease
Penn State Health

Tricks to avoid ticks – and what to do if one latches on – from Tara Simmons, a community health nurse at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Newswise: Summer is Long on Fun, Short on Sleep
Released: 20-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Summer is Long on Fun, Short on Sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) shows many adults sleep less than usual during the summer. The AASM provides sleep tips for a restful summer.

24-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Common Fireworks Release Toxic Metals Into the Air
NYU Langone Health

Some of America’s favorite Independence Day fireworks emit lead, copper, and other toxins, a new study suggests. These metals, which are used to give fireworks their vibrant color, also damage human cells and animal lungs.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During the Pandemic
Rush University Medical Center

While parks and friends’ backyards will be open to celebrate July 4, it’s still important to interact safely with others amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Even though more places are reopening in Chicago and around the state, there still is a risk of infection with the COVID-19 virus when outside your home.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
What to Wear to Protect Your Skin From the Sun
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more Americans prepare to head outdoors for the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: dress to protect yourself from the sun. In addition to seeking shade and applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing goes a long way in protecting you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can increase your risk of skin cancer. However, not all clothing is created equal when it comes to sun protection, say dermatologists. Some garments provide better UV protection than others.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Top Summer Safety Tips for Children
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers summer safety tips for children and families so they can enjoy summer activities in a safe and healthy manner

Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: June 2020 Edition
Beth Israel Lahey Health

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 23-Jun-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

It seems there will never be enough “thank you’s” for the incredible doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff members who are working around the clock to help patients with the dangerous coronavirus disease. Their dedication, determination and spirit enable Johns Hopkins to deliver the promise of medicine.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Is a summer vacation safe for your family?
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Destinations are opening up for summer vacation, but does that mean it is safe to travel with your family? The most important consideration while traveling during COVID-19 is weighing the risk, says Curry Bordelon III, DNP, assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

Newswise: Parents Are Twice as Likely to Be Concerned About Ticks Transmitting Diseases Than of Mosquitoes
10-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Parents Are Twice as Likely to Be Concerned About Ticks Transmitting Diseases Than of Mosquitoes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

When it comes to bug bites, parents are twice as likely to be concerned about ticks as they are about mosquitoes transmitting disease, a new national poll finds.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT
UNH Researchers Offer Tips for Parents About Summer Camps During COVID-19
University of New Hampshire

Summer camps everywhere are facing the difficult decision of whether to open this year. For families the challenge is choosing whether to let their children attend. Experts at the University of New Hampshire have developed a tip sheet meant to help parents navigate information and guide them to make informed and comforting decisions whether to send children camp during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Expert available to comment on COVID-19 risk perception and summer vacations
Released: 18-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Expert available to comment on COVID-19 risk perception and summer vacations
Indiana University

Becky Liu-Lastres, assistant professor in the Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management at IUPUI is available to talk about COVID-19’s potential impact on vacations this summer, particularly how tourists will make travel decisions based on their perceived risk and how that affects small businesses in particular.

Newswise: Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable
Released: 18-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable
American Academy of Dermatology

Memorial Day — long considered the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. — is quickly approaching, and dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are urging Americans to practice safe sun as they head outdoors, especially as shelter-in-place measures related to COVID-19 begin to lift. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime, yet new data from the AAD shows that many Americans aren’t protecting themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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Released: 15-Apr-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Unusually clear skies drove record loss of Greenland ice in 2019
Earth Institute at Columbia University

Last year was one of the worst years on record for the Greenland ice sheet, which shrunk by hundreds of billions of tons. According to a study published today in The Cryosphere, that mind-boggling ice loss wasn't caused by warm temperatures alone; the new study identifies exceptional atmospheric circulation patterns that contributed in a major way to the ice sheet's rapid loss of mass.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Wet T-Shirts Provide Effective Cooling for Older Adults during Heat Waves
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research suggests that wearing water-soaked clothing in hot, humid weather may be an inexpensive and effective way to provide cooling and reduce the risk of heat strain in older adults.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Extreme, high temperatures may double or triple heart-related deaths
American Heart Association (AHA)

When temperatures reach extremes of an average daily temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease may double or triple.

Newswise: Technology’s role in everyday life can shape family discussions about screen time with school back in session
Released: 9-Sep-2019 8:35 AM EDT
Technology’s role in everyday life can shape family discussions about screen time with school back in session
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Noelle Chesley says research isn't clear about the best ways for parents to monitor and regular their children's time using phones, computers and other communications technology.

Newswise: Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season
Released: 27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The boys of fall are back, but how your team fares this season could be the least of your worries.

Newswise: Cool Roofs Can Help Shield California’s Cities Against Heat Waves
Released: 14-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Cool Roofs Can Help Shield California’s Cities Against Heat Waves
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A new study by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that if every building in California sported “cool” roofs by 2050, these roofs would help contribute to protecting urbanites from the consequences of dangerous heatwaves.

Released: 13-Aug-2019 11:40 AM EDT
Tips for teens, parents on staying safe during summer months and activities
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Pediatricians share their summer and back-to-school safety tips for parents and teens.

Newswise: Tip Sheet: Have Fun This Summer While Staying Safe
Released: 30-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Tip Sheet: Have Fun This Summer While Staying Safe
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Heat Safety for Young Athletes Heat illness injuries are preventable, says Raj Deu, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Ideally, athletes should avoid strenuous exercise in high temperatures,” Deu says. “If that is not possible, then proper preparation with heat acclimatization, maintenance of hydration, multiple breaks from activity and knowledge of medication side effects

19-Jul-2019 12:30 PM EDT
People Are More Likely to Try Drugs for the First Time During the Summer
NYU Langone Health

American teenagers and adults are more likely to try illegal or recreational drugs for the first time in the summer, a new study shows.


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