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Hot cars are no place for kids—even in the shade

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=7e2ec360-9193-4f6e-90d8-532bb21af3d1#.W0Y_lFw-dBw It’s a mistake few parents can imagine making: Leaving a forgotten child in a car on a hot summer’s day. But that’s the case for more than half of the children who’ve died from heatstroke while trapped in a car, according to researchers. Their parents or caregivers simply forgot that a young child […]

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Reminders for a healthy summer

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/524544/2018/06/07/medical-minute-reminders-healthy-summer?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=524571_HTML&utm_content=06-07-2018-10-10&utm_campaign=hershey%2520newswire Life can be pretty good during the summer — especially for those who heed health advice about sun safety, staying hydrated and getting needed vaccinations before traveling abroad. To optimize the good times, here are few refreshers about how to stay healthy this summer. Learn more: The Medical Minute: Good sun protection comes […]

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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=0106b5f0-db1f-4820-8f38-54d6400fc408#.W0Y1ZVw-dBw When the weather turns warm, it’s great to be active outside. But when it gets really hot and humid, be careful. Exercising in the heat can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion and potentially deadly heatstroke. A few safeguards can help you avoid these problems. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) says drinking plenty of […]

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Heat Cramps, Exhaustion, Stroke

Original source: https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-illness During extremely hot and humid weather, your body’s ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. It […]

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Hot spots: How to avoid heat illness

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b02b334f-5ba6-479d-9b5f-8a230a03a723#.W0YxoVw-dBw Heat may be natural in the summer, but it isn’t always harmless. High temperatures increase the risk of heat illness, especially for young children, older adults, and people who are overweight, ill, or working or exercising outside. You can protect yourself by taking some simple precautions, and by knowing the signs of heat […]

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How the heat affects seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5e811ca4-3d3f-44c2-afeb-0f7673ae9880#.W0Ybjlw-dBw No one likes to sit and swelter in the summertime heat. But for older people, hot and humid weather can be more than just uncomfortable. It can be unhealthy—even deadly. Most people who die each year from heat-related problems are older than 50, according to the National Institute on Aging.

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Drink up! Making sure you get enough water

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2b51e37f-6c1b-4a80-a721-a96c29fd5271#.WphVwh3wbRZ To keep your body healthy and working properly, you need to make sure to drink enough liquids. It’s especially important to drink enough when you’re exercising or when it’s hot out. If you were a glass of water, you’d be more than half full. At least, you should be. Water makes up more […]

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