WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - In today's Health Minute, Susan Hendricks reports on the common myths we face every summer and whether they are true or not It's summer. }}" />

   
 
 
Health Minute Talks About The Many Summer Myths

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 7/21/2013 It's summer. A time to relax, take in a few rays and forget about the rigors of life. But even summer carries a few rules that many of us abide by. But are these rules based on real science or are they just myths? Here's Susan Hendricks to sort it out in today's Health Minute. Wait to go out into the pool after you eat. Don't swallow seeds from watermelons. All good summer health tips. Or are they? Doctors say, most of them are myths. So, let's break down some of the more popular ones and see if science agrees. You can catch poison ivy from someone else. False. You get poison ivy from the oil of the plant. Now, if the oil from the plant gets onto tools, or gloves or clothers or even a pet, it's possible you can pick it up from there. Eating watermelon seeds can make you sick. Nope. The idea they can sprout within the body and otherwise cause a problem is completely a myth. Tanning one time in a tanning bed can protect you from the sun's damaging rays. No way! Tanning doesn't protect you against developing skin cancer. Tanning doesn't protect the skin, particularly well from the sun's rays. You should wait 30 minutes after you eat to go back into the swimming pool. Ah, this one depends. The digestive process requires blood flow to the stomach and if you distract your stomach by exercising and leading the blood flow to the muscles instead of the stomach you might get some stomach cramps. And, going in and out of air conditioning can cause you to catch a cold. Cold air indoors in the summer does not cause colds. Viruses cause colds. Best advice for a safe summer? Doctors say use common sense.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A benefit will be held Friday night at Planet Rock in Mansfield to help a widowed mother and her four sons. Full Story
Image1 Mansfield residents will have the opportunity to step back in time as they visit one of the many historic buildings in our town. Full Story
 
Image1 Employers and college students come face-to-face Thursday for an internship speed-networking program at Ohio State- Mansfield and North-Central State College. Full Story
Image1 StarTek invites community leaders into its West Fourth Street call center in Mansfield Thursday, to show how the contributes to the community. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

StarTek Hosts Community Town Hall Meeting

Authorities ask for help locating a missing Shelby teen

Suspected overdose leads to raid of an Ashland apartment

Former kindergarten teacher indicted on drug charges

Bucyrus Police and Fire Units Clash For Charity

Mansfield hotels offering free rooms on Christmas Eve

Man indicted in shooting death of his girlfriend

Woman found dead in Butler is identified

Santa and His Elves Bring Christmas Magic to Mansfield

EPA Meets in Lexington Over Ground Water Contamination

Memorial services scheduled for retired Lt. John Wendling

Hire Foundation Pays For Lexington Senior Center Dishwasher

Jacob Hogan Sworn In As New Mansfield Police Officer

Retirement Party For Pioneer Superintendent Glenna Cannon

Ontario City Council seeking candidates for vacant position

More News