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How can you prevent heat stroke and dehydration during the summer?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Stay hydrated: Take in plenty of fluids, cover the head and get out of the heat before problems occur.
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Water: Pre-hydrate in hot weather before going outside. Maintain fluid and electrolyte intake while outside. Wear loose light colored clothe(to reflect the sun) and a loose fitting--well-ventilated hat. If you can, get out of the sun (shade or indoors) periodically. Observe your sweating or lack thereof. Failure to sweat in hot weather is an excellent indicator of heat stroke.
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Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1

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How can you prevent heat stroke?|

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Medical emergency: Heat stroke is a medical emergency that can be prevented by avoiding strenuous activity during the heat of the day, staying well hydrated before experiencing thirst, staying in the shade, and various cooling methods.

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