With summer comes warm weather, sunshine and the opportunity to enjoy many outdoor activities in Wisconsin. Before venturing out on your next outdoor escapade, it is important to be aware of how sun exposure can affect your health. The damage caused by sun exposure comes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. There are two types of UV radiation: UVA and UVB. Both forms of UV radiation are linked to health consequences, including skin cancer, premature aging (see this fascinating video), cataracts, and immune system suppression (what?!? That’s not cool).
While your kids may be old enough to be home alone, you may not be totally comfortable with the thought of them using the stove to prepare their food (whether for safety or because of the inevitable mess that they’ll leave). Chef and registered dietitian Julie Andrews from UW Health’s Learning Kitchen offers three simple recipes that kids can make on their own so they can enjoy healthy snacks and meals anytime hunger hits.
The official end of summer is usually celebrated on Labor Day or the first day of school. But for some people, the start of fall is signaled by an itch in the throat and a stuffy nose. The change of seasons can be miserable for kids (and parents) who suffer from seasonal allergies or hay fever.
It’s amazing how fast the Summer weeks fly by, so it’s important to make the most of the fun and revitalizing options there are to recharge. Here are a handful healthy choices to fill these hot sunny days (and the rainy ones too).
July 4th is right around the corner. This time of year guarantees a few things – sales at your favorite stores, new Resident Physicians in the hospitals, and Emergency Departments full of people with injuries from fireworks. Sadly, this past weekend a 12 year old Nashville boy died from a firework-related accident when a firework hit him in the chest. Fireworks are a big deal.