Navigation Links
CDC Issues Guidance for Coping With Lingering Heat
Date:7/25/2011

MONDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Residents still struggling with extreme hot weather in the Midwest, South and East Coast need to make sure they stay cool and hydrated to prevent heat illnesses and injuries such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, federal health officials said Monday.

Health problems caused by extreme heat kill an average of 675 people each year in the United States, more than tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, lightning or any other weather event combined, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

People most vulnerable to extreme heat include the elderly, infants and children, the homeless or poor, those with chronic medical conditions and those who work or exercise outdoors.

The CDC offers the following tips for staying safe in extremely hot weather:

  • Keep cool. Air conditioning is the best way to protect against heat illness and injury. If your home isn't air-conditioned, go to air-conditioned public facilities such as libraries and shopping malls.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink cool non-alcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake regardless of your activity level. Drink more water than normal and don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water. Make sure that other family members, friends and neighbors are drinking enough water.
  • Think safety. Never leave infants, children or pets in parked cars. Check on overweight people, who are more prone to heat illness because they tend to retain more body heat. Others at increased risk include people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease or high blood pressure, and those who take certain types of medications, such as for depression, insomnia or poor circulation. Know the symptoms of heat illnesses and sun overexposure and be prepared to provide first aid treatment.
  • Keep informed. Check local news sources for extreme heat warnings or safety tips, or sign up for free weather alerts to your pho
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke
2. Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care
3. Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes
4. FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens
5. Hartford Program issues geriatric social work awards, forms VA partnership
6. Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues
7. MetLife Foundations grant bolsters media coverage for aging issues
8. Social marketing in public health conference adds emphasis on environmental issues
9. FDA Issues Guidelines for Liquid OTC Medicines
10. Study shows how discrimination hurts: lack of fair treatment leads to obesity issues
11. Brachytherapy, the official journal of ABS, expands to 6 issues in 2011
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog ... cheaper during Spring. , Spring can be a ... should make sure they compare the newest policies before ... learn more about Spring car insurance offers by reading ... quotes are becoming more and more popular. Many insurance ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 "I wanted to live ... a healthful juice that contained essential vitamins, minerals ... "It increases my energy, improves skin elasticity and ... developed Tapp's Juice to contain fruits, vegetables and ... physical and mental fatigue. It features a great ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has released a new ... on auto insurance prices . , Drivers ... vehicle theft may have to pay more for auto ... insurance policies can also offer protection against vehicle theft. ... compared online on a single website: http://lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com/ ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 18, 2015 Thousand of DePuy Pinnacle ... of individuals who were allegedly harmed by a metal-on-metal ... forward in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... Court has amended an earlier Case Management Order to ... things, the new amendment permits the claims of up ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 On April 14th, 2015, Symantec released ... which they say, “exposes a tactical shift by cyberattackers.” With ... were introduced in 2014 - almost a million a day ... to be identified and patched by prominent manufacturers – as ... doing business in a digital world can be fraught with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Auto Insurance Plans Are Cheaper During Spring! 2Health News:High Rates Of Car Theft Can Have An Impact on Auto Insurance Prices! 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Federal Litigation Amends Case Management Order to Allow for Joinder of Unrelated Claims 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Federal Litigation Amends Case Management Order to Allow for Joinder of Unrelated Claims 3Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 2Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 3Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 4Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 5
... Sheriff Adrian Garcia will deliver the keynote address, "The Harris ... 9 a.m., Friday (March 2) at the University of Houston ... attend the keynote address. A question-and-answer period will follow. ... Houston Area Social Work Awards Breakfast hosted by the UH ...
... A new method for creating nanofibers made of proteins, ... University (NYU-Poly), promises to greatly improve drug delivery methods ... disease, as well as aid in the regeneration of ... differently, this same development could point the way to ...
... release is available in French . ... CHUM Hospital,s International Health, will be joining the World Health ... funding of the fight against Noma. This disease, scientifically called ... Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the existence of a cheap and easy ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , ... bring their children to the emergency room with fevers ... "Self-referred febrile [feverish] children should not be generalized, and ... ill patients," said lead researcher Dr. Yvette van Ierland, ...
... Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial chemical commonly used ... disease later in life, a new study suggests. ... drinks, but also may be exposed through drinking water, dental ... researchers compared BPA levels in 758 people who were initially ...
... TAMPA, Fla. -- Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center ... that the XL888 inhibitor can prevent resistance to the ... melanoma. Vemurafenib resistance is characterized by a diminished ... researchers, the balance between apoptosis and cell survival is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sheriff Adrian Garcia delivers keynote at social work awards breakfast 2Health News:Nanofiber breakthrough holds promise for medicine and microprocessors 2Health News:Montrealer heads to Congo to fight childhood disfigurement 2Health News:Parents Often Right to Bring Kids With Fever to the ER: Study 2Health News:Parents Often Right to Bring Kids With Fever to the ER: Study 3Health News:BPA Exposure May Raise Risk of Heart Disease 2Health News:Researchers find potential solution to melanoma's resistance to vemurafenib 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015  AbbVie Inc. ("AbbVie") (NYSE ... that it has extended the expiration of its exchange offer ... of Pharmacyclics, Inc. to 5 p.m., New York ... On April 17, 2015, AbbVie also voluntarily withdrew its ... Act in order to provide the FTC with additional time ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6tdwh8/medical_device ... "Medical Device Outsourcing - Global Strategic Business Report" ... report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Device ... Categories: Class I, Class II, and Class III. ... Include - Radiology, Orthopedic, Neurology, Cardiology, and Others. ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015 ASSESS ... mutation   is a viable alternative to tumour biopsy   ... in all patients with advanced NSCLC   AstraZeneca ... of plasma circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) testing for epidermal growth ... advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in clinical practice. [ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 2AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 3AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 4Medical Device Outsourcing (Radiology, Orthopedic, Neurology, Cardiology, and Others) Market 2015 - Global Strategic Business Report 2Medical Device Outsourcing (Radiology, Orthopedic, Neurology, Cardiology, and Others) Market 2015 - Global Strategic Business Report 3"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 2"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 3"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 4
... 2007 - Ceragenix Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (OTCBB:CGXP), a biopharmaceutical ... announced that a catheter,treated with a Ceragenin ... 21 day study., In the study, polyurethane ... a phosphate-suffered solution along with an,untreated catheter. ...
... PGL; NASDAQ: PGLA) is pleased to announce that its ... late breaking news,presentation by the European Association for the ... the results of this liver,cancer trial at the American ... ,In expectation of having final data fully analysed and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ceragenix Announces Ceragenins Virtually Prevent Catheter Biofilm,Formation in 21 Day Study 2Ceragenix Announces Ceragenins Virtually Prevent Catheter Biofilm,Formation in 21 Day Study 3PI-88 Data to be Presented at Key International Conferences 2PI-88 Data to be Presented at Key International Conferences 3
... CoaguChek System has been providing accurate, reliable PT/INR ... point of care. , The CoaguChek System is ... self-testing when monitoring on Coumadin (warfarin sodium) therapy. ... a result from a fingerstick drop (10ul) of ...
The QuickScreen Pro Multi Drug Screening Test is a rapid, self-timing, qualitative immunoassay for,the detection of drugs of abuse in urine....
... The ADC drugs of abuse tests are ... at the SAMHSA recommended cut-off as confirmed by ... result. A more specific alternative method (such as ... a confirmed result. Professional judgment should be applied ...
The Osteomark NTx Point of Care (POC)device allows physicians to monitor their patients response to anti-resorptive drugs as early as 3-6 months from starting treatment. Osteomark NTx shows you and y...
Medicine Products: