Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Heat-Related Illnesses
by Kimberly Allen, RN So far this summer at least 21 children have died of heat stroke after either being left in a vehicle or getting into a vehicle without anyone noticing.  And it’s only July.  In the US the yearly death rate of children from heat related illness has doubled... Read more
Dehydration

The average human body is made of approximately 75% water. This water is both in the cells as well as outside the cells. Maintaining the proper balance of water in your body is crucial to maintaining it’s function. There are many ways to upset that balance which can lead to serious health problems even death…

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The dangers of heat stroke

Heat Stroke is a Medical Emergency. If not treated properly and quickly it is often fatal. The first and most important treatment is to cool the heat stroke victim down and call 911 immediately. Move the victim out of the sun to a shady area and remove their clothing. Then pour or spray cool water, a garden hose works well, over the victim…

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