///Spotlight on Health – June
Spotlight on Health – June 2017-01-28T09:37:15-06:00

June Health Spotlight

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 summer is a time for fun and relaxation, many accidents can also occur in the summer. Do you know how to best safeguard your family from accidents? With memories of record temperatures last year, the heat of summer is a major concern. Are you prepared? At UAMS, we want to help you have an enjoyable summer with these helpful tips.

Living Healthy Newsletters

At UAMS, we hope you have a fun summer with enjoyable vacation days, lake or beach trips and days in the sun in your near future. While we want you to be able to get out and have fun in the sun, we also want to help you stay safe. Heat exhaustion and dehydration are definitely concerns in the 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!

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Many people want something light to eat in the summer. Whether it’s from your own garden, the farmers’ market or your local grocery store, this is a great time to eat abundance of fresh vegetables. 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 if you’re looking 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.

Medical Myths

A lot of time spend in the sun can leave you at risk for getting a sunburn. Sunburns can be painful and unbearable. What can you do to remedy the burn? Does rubbing aloe vera on your sunburn really help? Is it a 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 your health. With high temperatures early in the summer, the heat is hard to handle for many people. Find out how to guard against heat-related illnesses.  Listen to the podcast.

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


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 here.

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