NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana residents are no stranger to long, hot summers where 'feels-like' temperatures can sometimes be more than 10 degrees warmer.
We're also accustomed to long days lounging by the pool or out on the lake, typical Summer activities that keep us in the sun for longer periods of time.
But how much do we really know about the impacts of prolonged sun exposure for both adults and kids?
The health experts at LCMC Health have gathered up some practical advice for keeping you and your families sun-safe, including this interactive sun-safety quiz, where you can test your UV knowledge.
Some of our best sun-safe advice:
- Children's Hospital | Kids can help other kids by spotting signs of heat exhaustion; RECIPE: Good-for-you Yogurt Popsicles
- Touro | Heat + Pregnancy = What to know
- University Medical Center | Drink up! It's hot. Why dehydration matters; Dermatologist-recommended Summertime Skincare
- West Jefferson Medical Center | Test your UV IQ: Take the Summer Sun Exposure Quiz
To visit a Primary Care doctor, give one of our many providers a call: LCMC Health Primary Care Locations
Our Urgent Care Clinics are also open throughout the Greater New Orleans region. Find the location nearest you: LCMC Health Urgent Care Map