Camp Host US Newsletter 30th edition
Happy Fourth America
1. Tips for Surviving Soaring Summer
Press Release Source: Schaller Anderson
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2006--Summer
temperatures are soaring early this year, and while you're debating
whether it's a result of global warming or just a peak in a long weather
cycle, make sure you're protecting your health, say the health care
professionals at Schaller Anderson, a nationwide health management
company headquartered in Phoenix.
"This time of year, it's
important to remember to take care of yourself while you are working and
playing in the sun," said Dr. Maureen Dempsey, chief medical officer of
Schaller Anderson Healthcare. "If you're not careful, the sun can result
in serious health problems or even permanent damage to your body."
Schaller Anderson administers physical and behavioral health
care for Medicaid, Medicare, commercial and employer self-funded plans
in seven states.
Here are some common sense precautions based on national
* Hydrate! Drink water often. Estimates of
how much water you should drink vary, but there is general agreement
that at least eight glasses of water a day in the summer heat is a good
place to start. If you are active, drink more. (Other liquids do not
* Eat small meals. Large meals or meals high
in protein increase your body's temperature.
* Avoid salt.
High-salt foods can lead to dehydration.
* Wear light,
loose-fitting clothing. It's not only more comfortable in high
temperatures, it allows your body's sweat to evaporate efficiently and
cool your body.
* Cover up. While it would seem to be the
opposite, covering your skin with lightweight cotton clothing is a
better choice than exposing your skin to the sun.
* Be sure to
apply enough sunscreen, and to reapply after swimming or sweating. Even
for an adult, the SP
F (sun protection factor) should be 15 or greater. The higher the SPF,
the greater the protection from the sun's rays.
* When the
temperatures are soaring, avoid outdoor activity, especially in the
hottest times of the day. Like to run? Do it in the house or find a gym.
Intense activities in the sun should be avoided.
* Use a hat
or an umbrella. Again, avoid the direct rays from the sun to avoid
sunburn and heat stroke.
* Remember pool safety rules! The
American Red Cross urges swimmers to swim in supervised areas only,
avoid drinking alcohol and swimming, and pay attention to weather
and stop swimming at the first indication of bad
2. FLORIDA STATE PARKS PROVIDE FREE
The Florida Park Service recently partnered with Operation
Purple for the second year to coordinate a camping trip through seven
state parks for children with active-duty military parents. Campers
experienced military mission situations, recreational activities and
camaraderie with other children of similar backgrounds.
"Operation Purple is a great opportunity to provide a day of
education, environmental awareness and recreational activity for
campers," said Mike Bullock, Director of Florida State Parks. "From
exploring natural Florida landscapes, to learning about the state's
cultural and historical heritage, Florida's state parks offer
participants a variety of resources to enjoy." More...
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Hot Dogs In 2006, consumers spent $1.8
billion on hot dogs in U.S. supermarkets.
typically consume 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor
* Americans will eat 24.2 million hot dogs in
major league ballparks -- that's enough to stretch from Dodgers' Stadium
in Los Angeles to Camden Yards in Baltimore.
* On the
Fourth of July, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs!
* More hot dogs will be eaten at New York's Yankee Stadium - 1.8 million
in 2006 - than in any other major league ballpark in the country!
* The Council estimates Americans will consume more than 2
billion hot dogs during National Hot Dog Month this July!
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