The lazy, hazy days of summer are here. Days are longer and the sun shines brighter. Too much sun though, can lead to skin cancer or sunstroke.
Do you hear the summer buzz? Bees, wasps and other flying insects are out for a bite. Precaution should be taken to minimize bug bites, especially from mosquitoes that spread the West Nile virus.
Hiking, walking, running and jogging are great outdoor exercise routines, but be aware of dehydration. Don't ignore muscle cramps, headaches or light-headedness.
Grilling your food outdoors is another summertime treat - make sure your food is well cooked and the barbeque area is safe to help prevent burns.
High heat and humidity affect all of us - take extra precautions if you are elderly, have a chronic illness or take medication.
We encourage you to talk to one of our family physicians about any summer sport/activity that may affect your health. The Albany Medical Clinic also offers these services:
A listing of websites that provide summer tips follows: