Burn Topics

5 Common Reasons for Summer ER Visits

The lazy days of summer have been known to leave people in the last place they want to be – the emergency room. Here are a few of the top injuries and ailments we see during summer months, and guess what? They are all avoidable! ...

Sunscreen - Your Last Line of Defense

Most Americans know that excessive exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause cancer. Even so, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. While sunscreen is a great tool, it shouldn’t be your ...

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

For the most part, activities associated with the holidays are fun and exciting. But all that commotion can cause people to be careless, especially where fires are concerned. First responders see an increase in fires during the holidays, ...

Burn Center Urges Awareness of Fire Hazards

Water is usually used to put out a fire, but in cases of flooding, it can create one. “Fire is one of the most frequent hazards following a flood,” said Dr. Tracee Short, Medical Director of Baton Rouge General’s Regional ...

Summertime Fire Safety

Summer weather means barbecues, camping and fireworks. While fun and relaxing, it’s important to take precautions to prevent fire accidents. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe while enjoying some of your favorite summer ...