Summertime means beaches, pools, and fun in the sun. But with all that heat comes an unexpected risk– kidney stones. Warm weather brings with it a warning. You are more likely to suffer a kidney stone during the summer than any other time of year. To avoid the increased chance of this condition, follow our advice and always consult with your Baylor St. Luke’s Health Network physician.
Are you prepared for hurricane season? Discover what you need to have ready in case a storm comes your way! Planning ahead for this type of natural disaster is important; waiting until you’re dealing with the threat or the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado, flood, or fire can result in valuable loss. Experts at the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency say planning and preparing for these instances in advance is key. Here are a few simple ways that can help you stay prepared in the event of an unforeseeable disaster.
During the summer months, we often spend more time outside enjoying the warm weather. But serious insect bites and stings can quickly turn your day around for the worst. Bug bites and stings are often mild and only produce minor skin irritation. However, certain insects can trigger a toxic or allergic reaction that requires emergency medical attention. Children tend to be more dangerously affected by insect bites and stings than adults. Staying informed will allow you to recognize the signs of a dangerous reaction.