Posts Tagged: summer

How to treat a bee sting

Most of us enjoy the smells and bright colors flowers bring us. As the seasons change and the weather warms up helping flowers can grow and bloom, it also means bees are working hard to keep our flora pollinated. Generally, bees, hornets and wasps fly around minding their buzzing business. However, occasionally people experience the…
Read more »

Couple with beautiful bright sweet Italian ice-cream with different flavors in the hands on the square in Rome , Italy

How to stay fit on summer vacation

We all look forward to our summer vacation but maintaining our workout routine while we travel can be difficult, especially when combined with the temptations of great local food. First, do not set yourself up for failure or disappointment. You do not have to completely abandon your progress, but we need to be realistic and…
Read more »

What’s the safest way to handle fireworks?

Happy Independence Day! The upcoming holiday weekend is sure to be an extra special celebration and staying safe is the biggest priority. According to the National Safety Council, 50% of fireworks injuries were to children and young adults under 20 years old. Sixty-seven percent took place between June 16 and July 16. Thousands are hospitalized…
Read more »

Fireworks are risky; here’s how to stay safe

Thousands of people suffer firework-related injuries each year, with 90% of those injuries happening between June 16 and July 16. The most common firework-related injuries doctors at UofL Hospital see each year impact the eyes, face, hands and fingers. The injuries can range from minor burns to death. UofL Hospital is home to the only…
Read more »

Tips for a safe fireworks season

As families in Kentucky and Indiana get ready for a special Fourth of July celebrating our nation’s birthday, UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists highlights the importance for everyone to practice proper fireworks safety. Ocular injuries related to fireworks can often be devastating. A fireworks blast can rupture the globe, cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions,…
Read more »