How to stay safe and well this summer

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Since this week is the official start of summer, at least in the northern hemisphere, I’ll share some resources on staying safe and healthy this summer.

Summer often means travel, and no one wants their vacation spoiled by getting sick. So here is some helpful advice from the New York Times health blog on how to avoid illness, especially if travelling abroad.

Staying Healthy While Travelling The Globe 


couple with llamas
up close with llamas at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile





Two pediatricians  at Two Peds in a Pod explain how to use sunscreen to prevent sunburn

The best sunscreen:questions answered


Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen
Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen



The  New York Times also explained how much water we need to drink to stay hydrated; it may not be what you think.

Dehydration: Risks and Myths 

Fiji bottled water
Fiji bottled water




Recently I discussed mosquito born diseases like malaria and Zika virus infection and preventing foot blisters at-

Exploring health from head to toe


a mosquito on a leaf
Mosquitoes are tiny but the diseases they carry can be deadly.




Why not commit to giving up tobacco use this summer? Here are

7 surprising reasons to be smoke free


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And summer is a great time to catch up on some useful reading.

What are you reading? book suggestions for health and fitness


statue of boy reading a book
Children and adults can develop a reading habit.




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