Before celebrating Great Outdoors Month during June, read health and safety tips from our experts so you and your family can enjoy yourselves safely.

Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Safely

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six people suffer foodborne illnesses each year.  If you’re planning a picnic, follow our tips to prepare and pack your food, especially fruits and vegetables, to avoid foodborne illness.

 

 

A Healthy Summer Outdoors

Most of us will endure many bug bites and stings, and an occasional overdose of the sun, during the summer and fall. Dr. Donald B. Levy, Medical Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, offers some tips on using sunscreen and insect repellent properly.

 

Tips for Preventing Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is spread through the bite of ticks infected with certain bacteria.  Lyme disease is a year-round problem that can cause rash, flu-like symptoms, or more serious conditions, such as joint pain and neurological problems. Learn how to prevent tick exposure and what to do if you are bitten by a tick.

 

 

Simple Advice for a Fun and Safe Fourth of July

Fireworks cause thousands of injuries in the U.S. around this time each year. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, physicians have seen fireworks-related injuries ranging from minor burns to serious injuries.  If you do sustain a burn from a fireworks display, don’t underestimate the potential severity of the condition.

 

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