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Surviving Summer Scorchers

Can't take the heat? Many people can't, and too often they end up in the hospital.

Cramps, Exhaustion, Bad Mood continued...

The same precautions against heat sickness apply at home and about town. Drink a lot of water, wear lightweight clothing, and never, ever leave a child locked in a car.

Stay in the shade when you can, and use air conditioning whenever possible. If you don't have air-conditioning in your home or car, go someplace that does before you overheat: Catch a movie, stroll around the mall, or linger a while over the ice-cream selection in a grocery freezer. You don't want to take a trip to the ER just because you thought you could take the heat.

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Reviewed on July 15, 2002

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