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How Summer Affects Pregnancy

Summer can be a lot of fun, but the heat can pose a problem for pregnant women. Hot summer days can prove problematic for women, so it’s important to stay vigilant and cool when Mother Nature calls for a blistering day. Here are three health issues that pregnant women need to consider during the summer.

Image of a pregnant woman during summer. Read our summer pregnancy tips.

Why Your Kids Should Be Vaccinated

As parents, your child’s health and safety is vital. While we can baby proof rooms and watch over our kids as they grow up, some of the most dangerous threats to a child’s health are the invisible ones. 

Vaccination is a safe, proven way to help defend your young loved ones from a series of dangerous diseases. Advances in medical research have helped turn immunizations into an incredibly powerful method to keep your kids safe as they grow into healthy adults.

Image of a child who was vaccinated. Dr. Colleen Staszak explains why vaccination is the safest way to protect your children from dangerous diseases. Learn about the importance of immunization for kids.

The Dangers of Ankle Injuries

As long as you have a foot, you can hurt your ankle. While many ankle injuries occur during athletic activities, all it takes is an awkward landing or a quick twist to hurt your ankle. Sprains, strains, and fractures can happen to anyone, so it’s important to know about the dangers of ankle injuries and what you can do to prevent them.

Dr. Elizabeth Confalone discusses the importance of ankle injuries and what you can do to avoid them. Image of an ankle injury. Learn about the dangers of ankle sprains, strains, and fractures.

The Effects of Heat in Older Adults

Extreme heat can pose a problem for anyone, but senior citizens are especially at risk. As people get older, their natural defenses begin to break down, leaving people age 65 and older more likely to develop heat stress. That means that older adults need to be careful during warm months and watch out for signs of heat-related illnesses.

Dr. Evan Rae explains why people over the age of 65 need to be especially careful to avoid heat stroke during the warm summer months. Image of an older woman smiling. Learn more about how heat affects older adults.