• By Dana Sparks

Don’t Underestimate the Dangers of Summer Heat!

July 21, 2016

blue sky with clouds and bright sunshine

When the weather is blistering hot, emergency medicine specialist Dr. David Claypool says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down." Dr. Claypool adds a reminder that people start the day hydrated and keep hydrating. He says if you feel hot but develop chills that's a clear sign you need to slow down and seek cool air or water.

a young boy playing in a water fountain on a hot day with water spraying everywhere

More heat safety information:
First aid for heatstroke
What Diabetics Need to Know When Summer Heats Up
Young Athletes and the Summer Heat
Running from Dehydration, Heatstroke and Hyperthermia 

Watch interview with Dr. Claypool.

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Claypool are in the downloads.

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