It’s almost a rite of passage—your first poison ivy rash. But it’s one we’d all like to miss! Educate yourself about poison ivy and other poisonous plants and you may just be able to avoid this very uncomfortable reaction.
Tag: summer safety
Drowning Safety Awareness
Drowning Safety Awareness Picture a person drowning. Are you imagining someone splashing, yelling, and gasping for air? That’s not really how drowning looks. Drowning is silent. It happens quickly. Learn how to spot the signs of drowning and you could save a life!
How to Avoid Dehydration
Do you know how much water you need to drink to stay hydrated in hot weather? It’s easier than you think to become dehydrated in summer if you’re not careful. Read our tips on getting enough water and avoiding dehydration while you’re enjoying summertime activities.
Avoid Heatstroke in DC’s Summer Swelter
Heatstroke is the most dangerous form of heat injury. It happens when you’ve spent too long in extreme heat or have overextended yourself physically in the sun. Heatstroke is extremely serious and requires emergency treatment.
How to Avoid Ticks & Prevent Lyme Disease this Summer
Getting outside and enjoying the warm weather has mega-benefits for your family’s health and well-being. Unfortunately, summer brings some risks to our outdoor activities—and a particularly dangerous one is contracting Lyme disease via tick bite. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 300,000 Lyme disease infections occur every year in the United States. The risk is greatest