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Heat Illness

Climate Change-Related Heat Deaths To Spike In New York City, Study Projects

Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: An increasing number of New Yorkers are likely to die from heat-related causes as global warming causes mor...

Beat The Heat: 5 Simple Tips To Avoid Heat Illness This Summer

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The dog days of August are here, and we should all be on high alert for heat illness. This summer has been characterized by extreme heat and humidity -- two weather patterns that can equal a recipe for disaster.

Who's Watching Out for Farm Workers Left Out in the Heat?

Hernan Vera | Posted 09.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Hernan Vera

Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Chavez had a summer job in 2011. But unlike many boys his age, Nicholas' summer job consisted of helping his parents pick bell peppers in the scorching fields outside Bakersfield, California.

Is It Safe To Play Football In August?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

One of the most deadly combinations of sports and heat is football.