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July 2011 Health Spotlight

July promises to bring more warm temperatures. Are you ready for more heat this summer, or are you already longing for fall days? With plenty of outdoor activities, you and your family may be spending a lot of time in the sun.

Summer schedules may also include trips to the lake, beach and pool. Summer water accidents are more prevalent that you might think. Are you aware of all the precautions you should take to avoid ruining a fun outing with a dangerous accident? 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

Are you busy taking trips and planning vacations this summer? Are you excited about spending the weekends at the lake?

Don’t let mishaps ruin your summer. Be sure to read our tips and information on how to have a fun and healthy summer.

In our Living Healthy Newsletters we want to provide plenty of tips to help you have a fun, healthy summer. Are you looking for tips on water safety or how to avoid dehydration or getting too hot in the summer sun? Our newsletters are the source you need to help you and your family avoid summer emergencies and be able to just relax and have fun!

Are you interested in health information about healthy living, wellness and fitness or women’s health? Subscribe Today to receive UAMS Living Healthy newsletters every month. It’s easy and free!


Summer is the time when fresh vegetables abound. This is a time when we focus on eating healthier and trying to stay in shape. 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

Sunburn is a visible reaction of the skin’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the invisible rays that are part of sunlight. Ultraviolet rays can also cause invisible damage to the skin. Excessive and/or multiple sunburns cause premature aging of the skin and lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US and exposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer.

Learn more

Medical Myths

You’ve probably heard that you have to wait 30 minutes after eating before you can go swimming. So were all those times your mom made you wait by the pool actually worth it? Is it a medical myth or a fact? 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.

PodcastPodcast – Here’s to Your Health

From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice for you and your family. Although it’s filled with fun activities, 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!

Patient Story

Grace Donoho was in her backyard 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.

Read Grace’s story

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