Spotlight on Health – June
The temperatures here in Arkansas have already reached the 90s, and cooling off at the lake or pool is probably on your to-do list. Staying cool on the outside is important, however, staying cool on the inside is just as vital. Water is the key to keeping our body temperature regulated. For the average adult, water accounts for 60 percent of body weight and that water plays a critical role in nearly every bodily process. Even being a quart or two low on water can affect how you feel and can lead to dehydration.
Most of the time people realize they need to hydrate after it is too late to prevent dehydration. Here at UAMS we want to provide you with information on how to prevent it so you can have a fun and safe summer no matter where you may travel.
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What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a relatively new subspecialty of care and treatment that focuses on decreasing pain and suffering. Even though palliative care is often associated with senior adults, it actually is available to patients of all ages who need comfort and support with their pain and condition.
Did you know that feeling thirsty may not the most reliable guide to tell you when you’re dehydrated? This is why you should drink plenty of water throughout the day, and even more when you are outside or exercising. The average woman should drink about 9 cups of liquid a day and the average man should drink about 12 cups.
You should drink more water when you’re:
- In hot or humid weather
- At a high altitude
- Have an illness that causes high fever, diarrhea, vomiting or frequent urination
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
The Perfect Summer Meal
Are you always looking for healthy, quick and easy recipes? Our healthy recipe archive is full of healthy options that are sure to please every member of your family. If you love including your summer home-grown veggies in your recipes, try this summer vegetable curry or summer squash sauté. What’s a summer dinner without a good steak? Learn how to grill the perfect steak with these tips. Try pairing your steak with roasted asparagus and mushrooms with rosemary.
Does Urine Help a Jellyfish Sting?
Jellyfish are almost angelic to watch gliding through the water, but the sting of one of these beautiful sea creatures is not so innocent. Their slimy tentacles can leave a painful mark on our skin. There are several popular methods to relieving the pain of a jellyfish sting, one being to apply urine. Learn more.
Patient Glad UAMS Has Latest Aneurysm Treatment
Tony King of Texarkana is among a growing number of aneurysm patients thankful that UAMS offers the latest minimally invasive aneurysm treatments and is one of the few medical centers in the country with the Pipeline Embolization Device. King, a law enforcement officer, remembers being told at his local hospital that his sudden left-eye blindness was caused by an aneurysm and that his odds of surviving the three-hour ambulance ride to UAMS weren’t good. Read his story.