Take the ouch out of summer
Summer memories should be of building sandcastles at the ocean's edge, kayaking through a river's white caps or enjoying a frozen treat while watching the darkened sky explode with fireworks. But, summer's activities, increased heat and stronger sunshine hold potential dangers for you and your family.
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Being prepared is the key – whether it's bringing extra water along for a hike to curb dehydration, reapplying sunscreen to your skin and your children to avoid a burn, or making sure the summer salads don't dish up bacteria from sitting too long in the sun. Our experts offer tips and suggestions for your family's safety this summer, including a piece on fireworks. We've also gotten to the bottom of the heat's effect on our bodies. That feeling of utter exhaustion is definitely not all in your head! Read on and gear up for a fun – and healthy – summer.