August 6, 2014

Summer Safety for Children: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Those living in the deserts of the southwestern United States don’t really need a thermometer to feel the summer heat. Yet, as the temperatures climb, it’s helpful to remember our bodies have to work even harder to keep cool, especially for those who are physically active in the heat. As a result, various ailments may develop, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These conditions can lead to serious injury or death, so it is important to know what signs to look for and how we can avoid these dangers.

Do you know the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

Would you know what to do if someone close to you was suffering from either of these conditions?

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