Summer is in full swing, which means that more and more people are enjoying time outdoors. With the countless things for you to enjoy in Atwood during the summer, it’s not too surprising that there are accidents that happen solely during the summer months that we see here at Rawlins County Health Center. In today’s blog post, we want to tell you a little bit more about some of the most common injuries that we come across in the summer. Let’s dive in. 

Heat-Related Illnesses

Temperatures get pretty high during summers in Atwood, but the lack of attention that people have for these high temperatures is often what brings them into our medical center in the first place. From severe dehydration to heat stroke, we see countless people that get carried away with their time outdoors. These are just some of the more severe cases that come with too much time in the sun. 


Another heat-related industry that comes in a slightly more severe format are burns. Sun burns are definitely one of the many reasons that people make their way to the hospital during the summer. From second-degree sun burns from too much time in the sun to third-degree burns from being too close to the grill or fire pit, we see it all. Our best advice for avoiding these types of accidents is to sit back when dealing with hotter appliances and always, always put sunscreen on when you’re going to be spending time outdoors. 

Food Poisoning

When you spend the summer months traveling or attending dinner parties, it’s almost inevitable that you wind up with food poisoning at some point. The beginning stages of food poisoning may not seem so serious, but after hours or days of being sick, severe dehydration can become an issue. If you or someone you know winds up with food poisoning and they start to show signs of severe dehydration, make sure to head to the hospital.

Broken Bones 

Now, broken bones are one of the most common reasons that people visit our medical center as is, but during the summer there are countless broken bones that are tied to summer activities. Trampolines, for example, are one of the leading causes to countless broken arms during the summer months. Aside from that, bike riding, rock climbing, and sports related accidents are all leading causes of broken bones that lead people to our facility. 

Trust Us With Your Injury 

If you find yourself with an injury this summer, trust the team at Rawlins County Health Center to take care of you. Our team has been dedicated to providing the Rawlins County community with the absolute best care available for years and we are here for you if you when you need it. Whether it’s an x-ray or another diagnostic service to help mend a broken bone or it’s a day in the ER rehydrating, we’ve got you covered. Browse the variety of services that we offer at the Rawlins County Health Center and contact us with any questions you have.