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Heat exhaustion


We just got through a brutal heat wave, and while the temperatures have dropped a bit, we are still in a "danger zone".

Dr. David Boyd is not taking anything for granted when it comes to the hot weather.

He warns heat exhaustion can occur with activity when outdoor temperature is greater than 85 degrees F.

Symptoms include sweating, excessive thirst, headache, nausea and mild confusion that resolves with cooling.

Stay well hydrated while active outdoors.  If very active, replenishing electrolytes with a sports drink can be beneficial. 

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