Summer Safety Tips

Swimming, exercising, biking … fun in the summer sun comes with a few risks, too. So we’ve put together some quick tips from our health experts on staying safe this summer.

Summer is a time for family and friends to gather and play together outdoors. Sometimes the things we like to do can pose a hazard for the very young, the unskilled or the unaware.

In the following videos, our health experts share brief tips for keeping you and your loved ones safe and in good health. So the summer fun can continue.


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Datasource: Summer Water Safety Tips     

In the heat of summer, taking a dip is a great way to cool off, but swimming can be dangerous for some. In fact, drowning is the number one cause of death among toddlers in the summer. Tamar Levene, MD, pediatric surgeon, talks about ways South Floridians can keep their families safe around water. Check out this blog post for more water safety tips, and this Healthy Parenting dry drowning podcast.



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Datasource: Burn Safety      

Some of our favorite summer activities can be a source of burn injuries — especially for children. In fact, more burn injuries occur during summer months. Jill Whitehouse, MD, pediatric surgeon, talks about ways to stay safe and avoid burns around fire pits, grills and fireworks. Check out this blog post for more sun safety tips from Tamar Levene, MD, pediatric surgeon.



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Datasource: Heat Safety      

The heat of summer can make training, competing and just playing sports particularly challenging for athletes. Matthew Fazekas, MD, medical director for Pediatric Sports Medicine, shares smart tips for preventing heat illness and staying on top of your game. Check out this blog post for more tips to avoid heat illness while exercising outside.



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Datasource: Bike and Skateboard Safety    

Riding bicycles and skateboards go hand in hand with summer fun, and the fun can keep rolling by following basic safety tips. Dean Hertzler, MD, Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, shares the basics for preventing head injuries when children ride their bikes or skateboards.



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