- By Dana Sparks
Don’t Underestimate the Dangers of Summer Heat!
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.
Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Claypool are in the downloads.