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  • Extreme heat: Prevention guide

    Extreme heat: Prevention guide

    (WMC-TV) - Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States.More >>
    Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat.More >>
  • FAQs about extreme heat

    FAQs about extreme heat

    What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat?People suffer heat-related illness when the body's temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating.More >>
    Frequently asked questions about extreme heat.More >>
  • Tips for preventing heat-related illness

    Tips for preventing heat-related illness

    (WMC-TV) - The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. Warning: If yourMore >>
    The best defense is prevention.More >>
  • First Aid tips for heat induced illnesses

    First Aid tips for heat induced illnesses

    Extreme heat brings with it the possibility of heat-induced illnesses. The following table lists these illnesses, their symptoms, and the first aid treatment. Condition Symptoms First AidMore >>
    Extreme heat brings with it the possibility of heat-induced illnesses. The following table lists these illnesses, their symptoms, and the first aid treatment. ConditionSymptomsFirst Aid SunburnSkin rednessMore >>
  • Extreme heat: Know the terms

    Extreme heat: Know the terms

    (WMC-TV) - Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heatMore >>
    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.More >>
  • Apps to help you beat the heat this summer

    Apps to help you beat the heat this summer

    Friday, July 19 2013 2:04 AM EDT2013-07-19 06:04:00 GMT
    Are you trying to beat the heat during all this hot weather? There's an app for that. A few cell phone apps are helping people stay safe from heat waves this summer.  More >>
    Are you trying to beat the heat during all this hot weather? There's an app for that. A few cell phone apps are helping people stay safe from heat waves this summer.  More >>
  • Safety tips for surviving high heat

    Safety tips for surviving high heat

    Monday, July 8 2013 1:50 PM EDT2013-07-08 17:50:09 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Temperatures are expected to climb this week, and in preparation for that, we wanted to remind you of a few safety suggestions provided by the American Red Cross.Listen to local weather forecastsMore >>
    Temperatures are expected to climb this week, and in preparation for that, we wanted to remind you of a few safety suggestions provided by the American Red Cross.More >>
  • Heat stress in senior citizens

    Heat stress in senior citizens

    STATEWIDE - Senior citizens are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are moreMore >>
    Elderly people (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasonsMore >>
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