///Spotlight on Health – July
Spotlight on Health – July 2017-01-28T09:37:48-06:00

July promises to bring more warm temperatures. Are you ready for more heat this summer? With plenty of outdoor activities, you and your family are spending more time outside. If you are not careful, the high temperature also can harm your health. Do you know the best precautions to take to avoid heat-related illnesses?

With summer comes frequent trips to the lake, beach and pool. Summer water accidents are more prevalent than you might think. Are you aware of all the precautions you should take to avoid to avoid accidents so that fun outings aren’t ruined? You probably know the basic safety tips, but do you really practice them? At UAMS, we want to make sure that you have a safe and wonderful summer!

Living Healthy Newsletters 

Does the summer heat have you wanting to skip out on your workout routine? Do you need good ideas for keeping up or revving up your fitness routine in the summer? At UAMS we want to help you stay healthy and active even in the summer heat.

Summer should be a time when you eat healthier with all the fresh fruits and vegetables in abundance. The new food pyramid stresses the important of fruits and vegetables more than ever before. Do you find it hard to eat the daily recommended amount? Are you looking for new recipes?

 In our Living Healthy Newsletters we want to provide plenty of tips to help you have a fun, healthy summer. Our newsletters are the source of all the summer health information you need!

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Did you know that the federal government recently revised the food pyramid? Have you looked at the changes, or has it had no impact on you and your family’s eating habits? The new pyramid includes more servings per day of fruits and vegetables. With so many fruits and vegetables in season, it’s easy to include more in your diet. Try this fresh cucumber salad or this Greek salad. Also, try this recipe for chicken salad.

Looking for more healthy recipes? Visit our health library, which will provide you with recipes to prepare many full meals that meets most dietary needs.  See our library

Health Tips
Water Safety
Whether it’s a trip to the lake or the beach, water safety is an important part of summer. Lakes and rivers are the scene of many summer accidents. Don’t think it’s enough to simply put a life vest on.

Also, don’t disregard water precautions just because you are in your neighborhood pool or your own pool. In fact, most child drowning incidents involve swimming pools, and residential and backyard swimming pools pose the greatest danger. For tips and information to help you, go to our page on water safety.

PodcastPodcast – Here’s to Your Health

From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice for your health. Although it’s one of the most enjoyable times of the year, summer can also be a time when accidents occur. Read this advice from Dr. Pait on how to avoid summer emergencies.

Interested in hearing more Here’s to Your Health podcasts? Visit our Here’s to Your Health Archive today!

Medical Myth
When you spend the day in the sun, do you find yourself getting burned? A sunburn will not only leave you red in the face, but it can also be very painful. You have probably heard that aloe vera will help your sunburn.  Is that really true or just a medical myth? READ THIS ARTICLE FOR THE ANSWER.

Want to find the answers to other medical myths? Our UAMS mythbusters have investigated the truth behind some of the more popular myths. Visit our collection and find out the real deal.

Patient Story
Grace Donoho was in her back yard gardening when she felt a sharp pain in her head. She had a brain aneurysm and had to be airlifted to UAMS. Dr. Eren Erdem, an interventional neuroradiologist, was able to treat the procedure using a minimally invasive approach that had a much faster recovery time.

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