Who doesn’t love to celebrate the summer season with family and friends, and enjoy a picnic or backyard cookout? In hot weather, it can be a challenge to keep foods safe to eat and prevent foodborne illness. Remember to wash your hands, cook food thoroughly, and keep the hot foods hot and the cold foods cold!
Fireworks – Celebrate Safely
Will your July 4th celebration include watching a fireworks display? Fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burns and eye injuries. Celebrate safely and leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Your skin uses sunlight to help manufacture vitamin D, which is important for normal bone formation. Too much exposure to ultraviolet or UV rays can cause sunburn. Frequent and prolonged exposure to UV rays over many years is the chief cause of skin cancer. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the sun’s effect on skin and to protect yourself from sun exposure.
Donate Blood – Help Save a Life
Millions of people need blood transfusions each year. There is no substitute for human blood – all transfusions use blood from a donor. Learn more about blood donation.
High Blood Pressure Medications
Blood pressure medicines work in different ways to lower blood pressure. Some remove extra fluid and salt from the body. Others slow down the heartbeat or relax and widen blood vessels. Most of the time, your health care provider will suggest lifestyle changes first, but you may need medication to lower your blood pressure if those changes are not enough.
Grilled Tuna with Chickpea and Spinach Salad
Try grilling heart-healthy tuna this summer as an alternative to burgers.