Summer Safety Tips

Our family cares about your family, just like you do. In the following videos, our health experts share brief summer safety tips for keeping you and your loved ones safe and in good health. 


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Datasource: Hot Car Safety   

As temperatures rise outside, in just minutes they can increase dramatically inside a car, creating life-threatening conditions for a child left alone. In fact, one child dies every 10 days from either heatstroke or being left in a car that gets too hot. Tamar Levene, MD, Pediatric Surgeon, shares tips to avoid forgetting your child in a hot car to help you have a safe summer.



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Datasource: Heat and Sports Safety


Helping your athletes avoid heat-related illnesses is especially important during South Florida's summer months. Michael Dressing, MD, [U18] Sports Medicine, provides tips to help young athletes beat the heat and humidity for a safer summer.






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Datasource: Internet Safety      

Summertime means your kids may be spending more time online. What can you do to protect them? Christina Ortega, PsyD, Neuropsychologist, shares tips to help keep your kids safe on the internet.





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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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