Tips to Avoid 8 Common Camping Health Hazards

By , July 29th, 2014 | Holiday, Safety | 0 Comments

Whether you are taking a swim, going for a hike or enjoying an evening by the campfire, nothing can ruin your camping excursion faster than illness or injury. Julie Xeras, MD, of Renown Medical Group offers tips on how to avoid the eight most common outdoor health hazards.

Sun Exposure

Too much sun exposure can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Young children, the elderly and athletes who are outdoors in the hot sun for extended periods of time are at the greatest risk. To avoid the adverse effects of the sun, drink plenty of fluids, wear a hat, and don’t forget the …

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Blow the Whistle for Water Safety

By , July 24th, 2014 | Holiday, Parenting, Safety | 0 Comments

The Water Watcher Whistle Program reminds parents that active supervision is key to keeping children safe in the water.

Just because there are adults near the water doesn’t mean that someone is watching the kids.

Active supervision by an adult, not just the presence of an adult, is one of the single-most important precautions to keeping children safe in the water.

“When everyone thinks they are watching the kids in the pool, no one is,” notes Melissa Krall, Director of Community Outreach at REMSA.

To stress the importance of water safety, REMSA and Safe Kids Washoe County have been promoting …

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Top Ten Summer Safety Tips

By , July 8th, 2014 | Events, Holiday, Parenting, Safety | 0 Comments

It’s a typical hot summer in northern Nevada. While you can still take the family outside to enjoy the weather and everything the Truckee Meadows has to offer, here are some tips to play it smart.

1. Be safe around the water. Learn to swim and teach your children how to swim. Wear life jackets and always supervise your children when they’re in and around water.

2. Never leave your child in the car unattended, not even for a minute. Cars can get extremely hot in a very short amount of time and can cause major health concerns and even death.

3. Wear sunscreen. The FDA currently …

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