///Spotlight on Health – June
Spotlight on Health – June 2017-01-28T09:37:50-06:00

June is here, and now summer is in full swing. The kids are out of school, and you are ready for a vacation. The pool and lake are calling your name. You might even be planning a family road trip to a theme park or the beach. At UAMS, we want to be sure that your summer is full of fun events, trips and activities.

While this is a time for fun and relaxation, many accidents can also occur in the summer. Do you know how to best safeguard your family? Summer should not be a time to worry or stress, so at UAMS we want to make sure that you are equipped with all the health tips and resources you need to have a wonderful summer!

Living Healthy Newsletters
At UAMS, we want to ensure that you have a fun summer with plenty of vacation days, beach trips and days in the sun in your near future. Whether you are taking a long summer road trip or just a day at the lake, we also want to be sure that you stay safe this summer. In our Living Healthy Newsletters
we have some tips and tools to help you stay healthy. 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 so that you can just relax and have fun!

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Many people want something light to eat in the summer. It’s a time when people are able to get an abundance of fresh vegetables whether it’s from your own garden, the farmers’ market or your local grocery store. Are you looking for a new salad to try out for your family or bring to a picnic? Try this fresh cucumber salad or this Mediterranean diced salad. You can also try this tuna salad in the round recipe for something a little different.

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. 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. . Summer is a time when all the bugs come out, and inevitably you have red, itching bumps on your arms and legs. Listen to tips on insect bites and stings from Dr. Pait.

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

Medical Myth
Most summer activities are centered around the water. How many times you been at the pool or lake and heard that you have to wait at least 30 minutes or even an hour after eating before you go swimming? 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
Teddy Jones suffered from severe condition of rheumatoid arthritis and spent four years of his life either in a wheelchair or in a hospital bed. He had multiple surgeries at UAMS on his knees, wrist and shoulder. The day after his surgeries he was able to walk again. Now he is able to enjoy simple activities that he couldn’t before such as fishing with his grandson.

Read Teddy’s Story

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