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Atrium Health Doctor goes through ‘Summer Safety Checklist’ for spending time outdoors

Extra time spent outside while braving the heat can lead to an increased risk of burns and bug bites if you aren’t careful, according to Atrium Health
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 12:16 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - You might not feel it happening, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it only takes 15 minutes for your skin to burn when it’s not protected from the sun.

In a recent blog post by Atrium Health, Anna Mistretta, MD, an internal medicine physician at Atrium Health Mecklenburg Medical Group - Uptown, shared advice on how to stay safe and healthy in the warmer months ahead –plus which items you should always have on-hand.

Mistretta shared tips with us in the WBTV News Now Desk on sun, heat and bug protection. Watch the video below for more!

WBTV News Now: Atrium Health doctor goes through ‘Summer Safety Checklist’

How much time do you spend outdoors? Extra time spent outside can lead to an increased risk of burns and bug bites if you aren’t careful. Chandler Morgan WBTV is getting tips from Atrium Health's Dr. Anna Mistretta on how you can stay protected. https://bit.ly/3cHd2yy

Posted by WBTV News on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Along with these tips, you can also learn about swimming safety tips from an expert in the WBTV News Now Desk here.

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