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Published on June 28, 2010
As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, the local experts at Mercy's Wound Healing Center, a National Healing Corporation Wound Healing Center, offer the following safety tips to help keep your summer accident and injury free.
"Emergency rooms see a spike in visits during the summer as people spend more time outdoors and pursue activities they don't have time for during the rest of the year," says Trisha Carlson, director of clinical quality and education for National Healing Corporation. Carlson trains health care professionals on the latest therapies for chronic wounds which may stem from untreated cuts, burns, bites and infections.
For more information on treating chronic or infected wounds, contact Mercy's Wound Healing Center located at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th Street SE., or call 319-398-6400.
As much as everyone loves the sun, the fact is it can be dangerous if you don't take precautions to protect your skin. Try this fun, interactive Sun Safety tool and search for tips to learn how to protect yourself from the sun and learn about the risk factors for skin cancer.
Summer is full of fun, but keep the fun safe every chance you can get. Walk with Sam from his house to the fireworks. Sam gets some safety suggestions along the way.