Summer is finally here, which means more free time, strong sunshine and plenty of outdoor activities. While these coming months are bound to be exciting and action-packed, it is important to remember that some safety precautions are necessary to enjoying a healthy and safe summer. Lifespan Living has often reported important summer tips, including eye and skin protection and outdoor activity safety. Take a look at a few of our summer blogs to learn more about how to make the most of your summer.

Doctor’s orders: Enjoy Summer, Safely

Emergency physician and medical toxicologist Jason Hack, MD, offers an overall guide to overcoming possible hazards that arise in the summertime.

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Protect those Peepers: Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses

While it is known that UV rays from the sun can cause eye damage, we might not know which sunglasses are truly the best for protecting our eyes. This blog explains the elements necessary to ensure full coverage protection in your new pair of shades.

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Summer skin safety

We know that sunblock is likely the number one item in your beach bag, but there is more to summer skin safety than a coat of SPF. Dermatologist Kachiu Lee, MD, provides extra tips on keeping your skin healthy and glowing in the summer rays.

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Spring and Summer Cycle Safety

Warm weather means enjoying the outdoors, and with everyone out and about, Rhode Island roads seem busier than ever. A bike ride with the family is a great way to spend time outside, get some exercise and have family fun. If you plan on biking around one of the beautiful Rhode Island bike trails, take a look at what injury prevention researcher and pediatric emergency medicine physician Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE, has to say about safe cycling.

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Anchors Aweigh! Safe Boating Tips

You don’t have to own a water vehicle to be informed about sailing safety. Kayaks, canoes, sail- or motorboats and jet skis all require careful concentration and safety precautions. Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP, researches watersport injuries and offers his tips on preventing any unfortunate maritime mishaps.

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What You Should Know About Wire Grill Brushes

You want to keep your grill clean for the summer barbeques you have planned—a good practice. While you may never have thought of it, radiologist David Grand, MD, noticed patients coming into the emergency department with injuries related to wire grill brush residue attached to their grilled food. In this blog he explains how to protect yourself from the dangers of wire grill brushes.

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Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Vacation

Whether you’re traveling or relaxing at home, vacations are opportunities to heal. Vacations have positive effects on mental health, and the team at Lifespan’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program wants you to know some ways you can use your time away from the daily grind to improve your well-being.

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