Navigation Links
Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks
Date:7/12/2011

TUESDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scorching heat and oppressive humidity continued to grip much of the United States Tuesday, with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees -- and in some cases 100 degrees -- from the Southwest to the Northeast.

The heat wave is prompting doctors to warn that high temperatures can cause serious -- and potentially fatal -- health problems.

"The body has ways of keeping itself cool, by letting heat escape through the skin, and by perspiring," said Dr. Ken Sable, vice chair of emergency medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City, where the mercury was expected to top out at 95 degrees on Tuesday.

"If the body does not cool properly or does not cool enough, the victim may suffer a heat-related illness. Anyone can be susceptible although the very young and very old are at greater risk. Heat-related illnesses can become serious or even deadly if unattended," he added.

Dr. Janyce Sanford, chair of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, said heat-related illnesses span a range of ills, from mild to severe. "Someone who has been working out in the heat may start to experience the beginning stages with heat cramps. As it progresses, the next step is heat exhaustion. They may develop a severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and a feeling of severe weakness," she said in a university news release.

The most serious -- and potentially fatal -- heat-related illness is heat stroke, Sanford said.

"When you reach this point, the severely elevated body temperature causes an altered mental state, dizziness and ultimately can lead to a loss of consciousness. The muscles can start to break down, which leads to kidney failure; this makes heat stroke a life-threatening illness," she said.

Though rare, heat stroke is most often seen in very young and elderly people, or people with a chronic illness.

Sable said the safest place to be during
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Soaring Costs Deprive Some Children of Medical Care
2. Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring
3. Diabetes Soaring Among American Adults: Report
4. Prescriptions for Stimulants, Painkillers Soaring Among Youth
5. ER Visits Soaring for Prescription Painkiller Misuse
6. Child Obesity Soaring in Rural America
7. Athletes Excel in Hot or Cool Temps After Heat Acclimation
8. First-ever review finds smoking causes serious birth defects
9. Pew finds serious gaps in oversight of US drug safety
10. Georgia hospitals lag in palliative care for the seriously ill, UGA study finds
11. Varenicline for smoking cessation linked to increased risk of serious harmful cardiac events
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... could help doctors predict which patients might suffer potentially ... The program, which assesses brain scans using pattern recognition ... passport control, has been developed by researchers at Imperial ... the Wellcome Trust, which used the software are published ... Stroke affects over 15 million people each year worldwide. ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... 2014) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research ... Research Scholars. The AGA Research Scholar Awards program, ... independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases. ... an additional year allowing for three consecutive years ... junior faculty who are paving the way for ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... vegetables are often displayed in the popular Swedish ... plenty of high-sugar foods. A new study from ... portrayed in children,s TV programmes as well as ... habits and weight status. , Steingerdur Olafsdottir,s doctoral ... the popular Swedish children,s TV show Bolibompa. Healthy ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Five for-profit and non-profit organizations in Washington ... Proof of Concept grants to accelerate maturation of ... the Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) announced today. ... grant to the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association ... train the next generation of entrepreneurs and help ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents, marijuana use ... sigh of relief. According to a new study at ... data from states with and without medical marijuana laws, ... among adolescents. The study is published online in advance ... . , "Any time a state considers legalizing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 3Health News:AGA announces 2014 Class of AGA Research Scholars 2Health News:High-calorie and low-nutrient foods in kids' TV 2Health News:LSDF announces commercialization grants and Entrepreneur Mentoring Program 2Health News:RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents 2
... , , , MORRISTOWN, ... WPI ), a leader in generic and specialty branded ... Company as Executive Vice President, Global Brands. In this ... aspects of the Company,s global brand pharmaceutical business, including brand ...
... BALTIMORE, Sept. 21 A new survey from ... is contributing to acute, or short-term, physical pain for Americans. ... Month, 68 percent of people who experienced acute back pain ... year said that the recession caused, increased or affected their ...
... , , BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 21 ... that it has received a request for proposal (RFP) from the ... of intravenous (i.v) peramivir for the treatment of critically ill influenza ... The RFP indicates that the minimum and maximum order ...
... , , INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21 ... nonsquamous patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received ... as compared to placebo plus best supportive care. , ... studies looking at the use of histology to tailor treatment with ...
... DETROIT, Sept. 21 Webahn, Inc. announces the launch of ... Electronic Medical Records service Capzule.com and Accent, a voice recording ... , Capzule enables physicians to access patient information ... capability to send messages, add notes, prescribe medications and write ...
... is a serious condition that involves the formation of a ... legs. A patient with DVT is typically treated with anticoagulants ... procedures may play a more central role in the long-term ... October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Watson Names G. Frederick Wilkinson Executive Vice President, Global Brands 2Health News:Watson Names G. Frederick Wilkinson Executive Vice President, Global Brands 3Health News:Economic Pain Contributing to Acute Physical Pain for Many Americans, New Survey Says 2Health News:Economic Pain Contributing to Acute Physical Pain for Many Americans, New Survey Says 3Health News:Economic Pain Contributing to Acute Physical Pain for Many Americans, New Survey Says 4Health News:BioCryst Receives Peramivir Request for Proposal From the U.S. Government 2Health News:BioCryst Receives Peramivir Request for Proposal From the U.S. Government 3Health News:BioCryst Receives Peramivir Request for Proposal From the U.S. Government 4Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 2Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 3Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 4Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 5Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 6Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 7Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 8Health News:Voice, Medical Records iPhone Apps Launched for Physicians 2Health News:Image-guided treatment for deep venous thrombosis could improve patients' long-term outcomes 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 InformEx, North America,s leading ... will hold the 30 th edition of its annual ... Center from January 21-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/NY05330LOGO-a ) ... fine chemical and specialty chemical companies will take part in ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a LifeCentre ... Leesburg, Virginia is the first in Loudoun ... Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical Director, ... and husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid scuba divers. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Equashield ( ... hazardous drugs, today announced that it has achieved ... year.   Equashield,s closed systems reduce ... nurses and other medical professionals who prepare and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Equashield's Sales Grow by 60% in 2013 2
System, English (Continental cord), 230 VAC....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
The Twin Beam lightsource is a standard light source. The Twin Beam contains two 150W, DNF lamps, one primary lamp, the other to serve as a built-in spare lamp. This allows rapid change to the spare ...
Xenon technology achieves a higher efficiency than halogen light sources. Consequently they provide more light....
Medicine Products: