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Children, Teens Account for Half of Exercise-Related Heat Injuries
Date:12/10/2010

ple are not aware that, unlike classic heat-related injuries, exertional heat-related injuries do not require extremely high ambient temperatures to cause harm," study co-author Lara McKenzie, principal investigator at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, said in a hospital news release.

"Making smart choices such as drinking plenty of water, resting in the shade, taking breaks while doing physical work and scheduling physical activities -- including yard work and home maintenance -- during the cooler parts of the day, can easily prevent these injuries," he said.

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about heat injury and heat exhaustion.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Nationwide Children's Hospital, news release, Dec. 7, 2010


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