It was only a few short months ago that we experienced the cold, dreary winter wishing for warmer days. We got what we wished for and the thought of getting back to those cooler temperatures feel like years away.
Although the incidences of typical winter illnesses such as the flu and colds will now significantly drop it is important to note that the Summer brings with it a host of heat-related illnesses. Whether you are out on the beach, enjoying Cup Match or just taking advantage of the fresh air this season, here are some tips to remember to prevent heat related illnesses.
Drink more fluids regardless of your activity level.
Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar.
When feeling overheated take a cool shower or bath, or move to a cool area.
Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
NEVER leave anyone (or pets) in a closed, parked vehicle.
Any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness however some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:
Infants and young children
People aged 65 or older
People who have a mental illness
Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure
Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels).
NMAC welcomes Dr. Stanley James, MD to the family.
Dr. James recently returned to Bermuda from Michigan where he was practicing Internal Medicine at the Rappha Medical Center in St. Joseph Michigan.
Having been trained as a General Internist, Dr. James sees patients with a full range of medical problems, both simple and complex and has a Special Interest in Chronic Diseases including Cardiovascular related diseases, Digestive disorders Respiratory (lung) related problems, Diabetes, Auto-immune diseases and Men’s health and wellness.
Do you have Diabetes?
Have you taken the test
and are at Risk?
Contact Dr. James today
Miss Bermuda Pageant 2015
As a sponsor of the Miss Bermuda Pageant 2015, NMAC had the pleasure to host the contestants on June 22nd.
They were offered a range of treatments including Dermalogica signature facials, microdermabrastion, professional skin analysis, laser hair removal, laser acne treatments and laser lipo followed by lunch and an educational talk about Acne, which they all currently suffer with.
Each contestant was given free skin care products by Dermalogica, which is the leading skin care line in the world.
Each contestant individually took part in a 2 minute Acne Awareness Campaign competition. The winning contestant will be decided by you and awarded a $500 NMAC Gift Certificate. Voting ends at 5pm Sunday, July 12th. Winner announced Monday, July 13th