Summer Safety


Summer Safety Tips

For many, there is no greater season than summertime – especially in Northern Michigan. But the warmer weather and many recreational opportunities our region offers don’t come without risk. Each summer, our emergency departments and urgent care clinics see an uptick in severe and sometimes life-threatening injuries that could have been prevented.

Munson Healthcare is here to help keep you safe from summer-related injuries. Use our expert summer safety tips below and enjoy a safer summer with your loved ones.

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Avoiding Sunburn
Learn the ABCs of sun safety to prevent burns and lower your risk for skin cancers

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Water Safety 101
Lifesaving open-water swimming and drowning prevention tips

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Avoiding Ticks
Prevent, spot, and treat tick bites with these expert tips and tricks

 Child swmming in a lake

Swimmer's Itch
Solutions for treatment and prevention

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Beat the Heat
How to stay cool and prevent heat-related illnesses

 Adult applying sunscreen to the back of a young child

Which SPF is Best?
Choosing the right SPF as you stock up on sunblock

Child wearing bicycle helmet standing next to bicycle at intersection, pressing button to walk

Bike Safety for Kids
Learn the musts for safe riding, choosing helmets and other safety gear, and more

Group of people holding lit sparklers

Fireworks Safety
Enjoy the festivities while avoiding these common mistakes

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Grill Safely
Prevent burns and other injuries – plus tips for treating burns

When to Go Where for the Right Care

A bee sting. Sunburn. Chest pains. An ankle sprain. When accidents happen, Munson Healthcare is here for you – from life-threatening emergency care to on-the-spot virtual urgent care visits. Learn more about the right place to receive care when you need it.


Have a health-related question? Ask a nurse! A Munson Healthcare Registered Nurse is standing by 24 hours a day at 231-935-0951 to assist you with health-related concerns and even connect you to a virtual care visit. No insurance is required to use this FREE service.

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