Posted on 07-16-2013
Extreme heat causes 658 deaths a year in the United States. That's more than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and lightning combined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges Americans to take measures to stay cool, remain hydrated, and to keep informed. When the weather gets extremely hot, body temperatures can rise, causing brain damage, organ damage, and even death. When the human body cannot compensate and cool itself properly, it is more susceptible to heat-related illness. 69% of deaths from heat exposure occur at home, and in 91% of these homes there is no air-conditioning. Most of the victims live alone or are unmarried and 72% of them are male. This just makes perfect sense for those of us here in the North State. With temperatures already hitting 116 this year this warning should not be taken lightly.
Research the signs of heat stroke. No what to look for and stay hydrated! It's your future...be there healthy with WellnessOne!
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