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It's officially the first weekend of summer and extreme temperatures continue to affect many parts of the U.S.
"It's important to protect yourself and your family from high temperatures and humidity," says Dr. Brittany Beel, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician. "Heat exhaustion can result if your body cannot regulate itself. Basically, it overheats. The good news is that it's preventable."
Left untreated, heat exhaustion can result in heatstroke. And, too much sun can lead to severe, blistering of the skin as well as sun poisoning.
Try these summer safety tips:
Summer is a great time to spend outdoors with your family and friends. Take time to be prepared, use caution and know the risks.
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