Now that summer is in full swing, chances are you’ve been firing up your grill and enjoying this season full of yummy grilled burgers, steaks, hot dogs and veggies shared with friends and family. Consider the following common grilling issues to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy time at your next barbecue. 

For many people in the PNW, summer is the season for camping. It's a chance to get away from busy workdays to spend special time together with family or friends. Make the most out of your next adventure by following these tips to keep everyone safe and comfortable at your campsite.


Summertime sandal season is upon us! However, you may be less inclined to bare your feet with an ingrown toenail. An ingrown toenail occurs when the corner or edge of your toenail curves and grows into the skin around it. Sounds painful, right?

Summer is time for swimming, ice cream and road trips. It’s also the season for some common injuries and illnesses, likely resulting in a trip to your local urgent care clinic. Check out the list below to learn more about these summer-related health problems: 

For many people, hiking or camping is the perfect summer weather activity to get exercise in nature with good company. But, did you know there were multiple thousands of reported hiking injuries just last year? A hiking injury can include potential sprains and strains, sunburns, encounters with dangerous plant or animal life, and more.

With warm weather finally here, everyone wants to play outside in the sun making it more important than ever to protect your child’s delicate skin. Sunburn can occur in children and adults in as little as 15 minutes, and repeated sunburns can cause permanent skin damage and/or skin cancer. 

In the heat of summer, it's easier to become dehydrated than one might think. Between attending the garden outside to romping around on the beach all day, remembering to drink water is low on the totem pole of priorities when you're out having fun.

Despite its name, just about anyone can suffer from the frustrating effects of athlete's foot. This uncomfortable condition occurs on the skin of your feet, promoting a number of untoward health symptoms. In particularly bad cases, the affected individual may even find it difficult to walk.

Spring is in full swing and that means countless people are bringing their dogs outside to enjoy the sunshine. After all, nearly 36% of households own a loving dog. This includes hiking paths and parks, but it also means people are more likely to bring their dogs nearby local shops and eateries.

Spring has officially sprung and countless people are planning to clean their home in light of the warmer weather. In fact, it's estimated that 96% of Millennials alone will engage in spring cleaning. Before you crack open your windows, however, watch out for these health concerns that can spring up as you clean your home.

When it comes to your health, you need to ensure that you are taking care of every part of you. This includes your sexual health, an area that many people don't always think about. However, getting regular tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is as important as seeing your general physician or going to your family dentist.

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