For disaster survivors, picking up the pieces can be a real challenge, and the traumatic impacts are not always visible.
While staying hydrated in warm weather is crucial to avoid succumbing to a heat illness, there are occasions when people can actually drink too much water, causing them to become ill.
It’s now the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic basin and with that comes the threat of an active September and the possibility of activity in October and beyond.
There were approximately 1,200 emergency treated burns associated with playground equipment between 2010 and 2015. There are a number of safety precautions to keep your children safe while on a playground in a heat wave.
For those that prefer to steer clear of bug repellent sprays, other options exist that also claim to repel mosquitoes and other flying pests.
The list of myths surrounding jellyfish is nearly endless. The myths range from urinating on stings to the idea that jellyfish are taking over the ocean.
Experts say everyone will have to deal with those itchy welts at some point in time.
Fueled by the tremendous threat of wildfires raging in parts of the United States each year is the growing concern for adverse health effects resulting from smoke exposure.
Wildfires can ignite and spread suddenly, as high winds can fan flames, so being prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice could be the key to survival.
There are shark-deterrent devices that aim to keep sharks away from swimmers. But do they actually work?
Chances are most people who have swam in the ocean have been very close to sharks and didn't even know it; however, some haven't been so lucky.
Staying cognizant of the weather is a key component of having a safe, enjoyable time on the water.
In select regions of the world, people can live long enough to make some wonder if these countries have discovered the heavily sought-after fountain of youth.
Many swimmers don't think about the effects of pee and trust the power of the chemicals in the water. However, the chemical byproducts that result from urine and chlorine aren’t as harmless as some swimmers may think.
A lightning strike can result in a cardiac arrest and death, and the most lightning strikes occur during warm summer months when people are outside enjoying the weather.
You may have never heard of it before, but a not-so-new type of weed has again infested parts of Canada - and it can be very dangerous.
On your next trip to the beach, keep in mind that the water’s conditions might not be as safe as they may appear.