Heat-related illnesses

air conditioner

Air conditioner: tips to stay cool and keep air conditioner running efficiently

Hot to stay cool during hot summer months Whole-house fans help cool your home by pulling cool air through the house and exhausting warm air through the attic Whole-house fan are effective when operated at night and when the outside air is cooler than the inside Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in …

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heat cramps

Heat cramps and electrolyte balance: prevention tips for athletes

Heat Cramps are the most common, but least serious heat injury. Heat cramps are strong muscle contractions, usually in the the muscles at the back of the calves. The muscle contractions are forceful and painful. Some other heat injuries are: heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat cramps seem to be connected to heat, dehydration, and poor conditioning, …

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heat stroke

Heat stroke: signs of overheating in children and adults

Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat-related illness. It is a severe injury from high body temperatures that causes damage to many organs, particularly the central nervous system, which include the brain and spinal cord. Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency and immediate medical attention is necessary. Without proper care, heat stroke victims …

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