Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital June 30, 2016
Summer has finally arrived and many of us are busy planning celebrations, barbecues, and outdoor activities. Follow these tips from our experts at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to have a healthy and safe summer.
Deceptively Dangerous – Avoiding Burn Injuries from Sparklers
Sparklers can cause serious injury because they can burn at up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Fireworks are banned in Massachusetts, but you may be traveling to a state where sparklers and other fireworks are allowed. Learn how to avoid injuries and treat burns from sparklers.
Grilling Food Safely
Use a thermometer to determine if food has been cooked to the correct temperature. To kill bacteria, hamburgers should be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, ground poultry to 165 degrees, and poultry parts to 180 degrees. Follow these tips and more to safely prepare foods at your next barbecue.
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Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital June 19, 2014
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.
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