Summer learning loss could be alleviated by community schools, expert saysBinghamton University, State University of New York
Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States, with over 5 million cases diagnosed annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that melanoma alone accounts for more than 8,000 deaths each year. Thankfully, skin cancer is highly preventable, making it crucial to prioritize protection. Below are some of the latest headlines in the Dermatology channel.
Warm weather means tick season. Faculty at the School of Medicine and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine share tips for staying healthy outdoors.
For millions of Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies (pollen and mold), climate change is exacerbating an earlier, longer, and overall worse allergy season.
Drowning can be silent, insidious and often preventable. Learn how to keep your kids safe in and around water.
Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Parents of children with allergies and asthma often face an added layer of concern about summer camp as they wonder how they will keep their kids safe from allergy and asthma flares, while allowing them to have great summer fun.
The onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon (SCSSM), usually characterized by a simultaneous circulation–convection transition, marks the beginning of the East Asian summer rainy season. Thus, forecasting it at the subseasonal-to-seasonal scale is a key concern.
The study finds that more frequent and intense western wildfires are not only impacting the air quality and visibility in surrounding areas, but also as far away as the East Coast.
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The study, “The Effect of an Overnight Summer Camp on the Quality of Life for Individuals Who Require Ventilatory Support,” appears in in the “Pediatric Physical Therapy” journal. The team, which included graduate students from LVC, has found that attending summer camp boosts the quality of life for children using ventilators. And the more years such children attend summer camp, the better their quality of life becomes, according to the study.
Eighteen South Side community groups are receiving $150,000 to support their grassroots work supporting youth and keeping them safe during the summer — a time when violence and violent injuries typically increases in the Chicagoland area. The funding is made possible through the annual grants program from Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaborative uniting the trauma recovery programs from the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care.
California’s McKinney Fire grew to become the state’s largest fire so far this year. The risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change. Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Wildfires channel on Newswise.
As temperatures soar this summer, the risk of heat-related illness does, too. Recognizing the symptoms of this preventable illness and getting swift treatment are critically important.
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Summertime trips to lakes or pools to escape the heat can sometimes lead to ear infections caused by excess moisture in the ear canal. Hongzhao Ji, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern, offers information on swimmer’s ear, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.
As you’re enjoying the early fall weather and outdoor adventures, like hiking, don’t forget to make safety a priority to help keep illness and injuries from spoiling family fun time. Jeffrey M. Bender, MD, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and former ranger in the Sierra Mountains, points out tips on how to prevent bug bites, proper animal interaction and empowering kids to explore the outdoors in a safe and smart way.
No need to skip the cookouts you love in an effort to stay healthy this summer. Here, find recipes for healthy and delicious summer dishes.
As people shed their winter hats in favor of warmer temperatures, letting their hair flow freely, having the right hair care routine is important. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, people with curly or tightly coiled hair are more prone to breakage and dryness than other hair types.
How to choose the best—and safest—sunscreen for your child. Fun in the sun is a year-round activity in Southern California. But all that sunshine means it’s critical to protect your child (and yourself) from the sun’s harmful rays. “One or more blistering sunburns in childhood can more than double your chances of developing melanoma later on,” says Minnelly Luu, MD, a pediatric dermatologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
As school ends, summer fun begins. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center experts say safety is the key to an enjoyable season for the whole family. Children’s Center experts are available to provide some top tips for the months ahead.
Summer means fun in the sun, beach outings, swimming pools, and outdoor adventures like camping, hiking, bicycling and skateboarding. What also comes is an increased risk for injuries—and an increased need for awareness. Experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Safety and Injury Prevention Program have compiled a list of helpful guidelines to ensure that you and your family have an enjoyable and safe summer.
Opening the windows at night and pulling down shades during the sunniest part of the afternoon can keep homes from becoming dangerously hot during extreme heat waves. New research from the University of Oregon measures just how big of an impact these passive cooling strategies can have, especially in the Pacific Northwest.
A team led by the University of Washington has compiled and analyzed hundreds of these field observations to produce the first comprehensive report of the impacts of the 2021 heat wave on shellfish.
It's especially important to stay hydrated now that the weather is hot, but many people may not be aware of how much water to drink, how often to drink, if there are significant differences between water brands, and more. To help, we spoke with Dr. Lucas Couch of Carroll Health Group.
An ER physician specializing in wilderness medicine says the right preparation will go a long way in keeping your summer plans safe and fun.
Allergy and asthma symptoms can feel particularly out of control during summer months. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology offer tips on how to keep symptoms in check.
Less than half of parents rate general safety policies as essential to their camp decision, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
It has been long recognized that in Western countries, children are more likely to become overweight or obese over the summer.
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During periods of extreme heat, clinicians should expect to see an increase in patients requiring mental health services, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers.
Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.
When your skin gets dry and warm and you can’t sweat, it’s likely a medical emergency. Learn how to identify the signs of serious heat-related illnesses, and how to prevent them, from emergency medicine physician Dr. Eleanor Dunham in this week’s Medical Minute.
While summer may mean more time outside, the season brings an increased threat of tick bites. These parasites can be relatively harmless, but can also carry and spread illnesses like Lyme disease. We spoke with Mountainside Medical Group’s Crystal Tank, M.D., and Ashany Sundaram, M.D. to learn more.
Low-income neighborhoods and communities with higher Black, Hispanic and Asian populations experience significantly more urban heat than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods within a vast majority of populous U.S. counties, according new research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.
Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. HSS expert offers tips to get the most out of the sport, avoid injury and stay safe both in the pool and in open water.
Ultraviolet rays from the sun can be harmful and damaging to our skin. While skin cancer can be detrimental, it is also highly preventable. Skin cancer expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute answers common questions to protect yourself from the sun.
The start of summer means more tank tops and shorts, and for some people, a pesky new skin condition they may not have noticed before. Keratosis pilaris causes tiny, rough feeling bumps to appear on the skin, most often on the upper arms and thighs. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, this common and harmless skin condition affects people of all ages and races and occurs when dead skin cells clog the pores.
A new study is the first to calculate exactly how much shaded areas in cities help lower the temperature and reduce the “urban heat island” effect.
Wearing sunscreen every day, even if you are outside only for short periods, is an important step in keeping your skin looking healthy and preventing skin cancer.
Mental distress tends to be lower in the summer when compared to the fall, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Summer 2021 will be the first time many people venture back in the water following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago underscored the need for families to practice water safety and teach children about safety around pools and at the beach.