Summer Healthy Living

Summer has arrived! Here in Texas, that means hot and sunny days spent outside, tall glasses of lemonade and firefly-filled nights. However, it can also mean sunburns, dehydration issues, and water dangers. Our Summer Healthy Living Guide is a collection of posts with a new health-focused topic each week. We hope the information helps you avoid risks and stay healthy, while you make the most of the summer months.


Sunscreen Smarts

Whether you work or play outdoors, you owe it to your skin to first do this: Take a moment to put on some sunscreen, no matter the forecast. Even in fall and winter, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays—which can cause early wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer—can harm unprotected skin. So what kinds of sunscreen work best?

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Help Your Young Athlete Stay Healthy

More American kids are playing sports than ever before. It’s great news—physical activity helps children stay fit and feel good about themselves. But injuries can happen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sports and recreation-related injuries are common.

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Have a Safe Summer

Although it’s easy to be casual about many things in the summer, it’s not good to be casual about safety. With warm weather comes the risk for certain injuries and health problems—some serious enough to be life-threatening.

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Caution: Kids at Play

Ah, to be a carefree kid of summer. There’s no school, and there’s sunshine all the time. But it’s not all fun and games out there. Some summertime activities for kids call for vigilance on the part of parents and others.

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A Family Guide to Sunscreens

Does your idea of family fun include spending time together outdoors? Then it’s important to protect the whole gang from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. There’s nothing cool about painful sunburns, early wrinkles or a raised risk of skin cancer. And yet that’s just what too much UV exposure can bring. One way to help keep your family safe: Make sure everyone gets their sunscreen on.

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visits

Some of life’s most important moments take place in a doctor’s office. That’s because your checkups and other appointments with your provider are a time to focus on your most precious possession: your good health. Why not make the most of your valuable time together? Here are some tips that can help make your next visit a productive one.

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