Summer Safety Tips
Our family cares about your family, just like you do. In the following videos, our health experts share brief summer safety tips for keeping you and your loved ones safe and in good health.
HOT CAR SAFETY
Datasource: Hot Car Safety
As temperatures rise outside, in just minutes they can increase dramatically inside a car, creating life-threatening conditions for a child left alone. In fact, one child dies every 10 days from either heatstroke or being left in a car that gets too hot. Tamar Levene, MD, Pediatric Surgeon, shares tips to avoid forgetting your child in a hot car to help you have a safe summer.
HEAT & SPORTS SAFETY
Datasource: Heat and Sports Safety
Datasource: Internet Safety
Summertime means your kids may be spending more time online. What can you do to protect them? Christina Ortega, PsyD, Neuropsychologist, shares tips to help keep your kids safe on the internet.
Datasource: Summer Water Safety Tips
In the heat of summer, taking a dip is a great way to cool off, but swimming can be dangerous for some. In fact, drowning is the number one cause of death among toddlers in the summer. Tamar Levene, MD, pediatric surgeon, talks about ways South Floridians can keep their families safe around water. Check out this blog post for more water safety tips, and this Healthy Parenting dry drowning podcast.
Datasource: Burn Safety
Some of our favorite summer activities can be a source of burn injuries — especially for children. In fact, more burn injuries occur during summer months. Jill Whitehouse, MD, pediatric surgeon, talks about ways to stay safe and avoid burns around fire pits, grills and fireworks. Check out this blog post for more sun safety tips from Tamar Levene, MD, pediatric surgeon.
Datasource: Heat Safety
The heat of summer can make training, competing and just playing sports particularly challenging for athletes. Matthew Fazekas, MD, medical director for Pediatric Sports Medicine, shares smart tips for preventing heat illness and staying on top of your game. Check out this blog post for more tips to avoid heat illness while exercising outside.
BIKE & SKATEBOARD SAFETY
Datasource: Bike and Skateboard Safety
Riding bicycles and skateboards go hand in hand with summer fun, and the fun can keep rolling by following basic safety tips. Dean Hertzler, MD, Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, shares the basics for preventing head injuries when children ride their bikes or skateboards.