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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

    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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