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Heat Stroke

When It Comes To Our Health, We Have No Time To Waste

Ken Berlin | Posted 02.17.2017 | Green
Ken Berlin

This piece was co-authored by Ken Berlin, President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project; Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public H...

'Bump' The Risk of Summer Heat

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

With the mid-point of the summer season blazing forth, heat waves such as that experienced by the New York area last week are not out of sight yet. While uncomfortable for most, brutally high temperatures and humidity can be especially exhausting - and dangerous - for the expectant mom, whose body temperature is already a little bit higher than normal and who is at higher risk for dehydration due to morning sickness and frequent bathroom pit stops.

Life-Saving Invention Could Keep Babies Safe From Hot Car Tragedies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents

Each year, an average of 38 children die from heat-related causes after being left alone in cars, according to research from child safety organization...

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...

What Runners Need To Know About Heat Stroke

Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jessie Geoffray for Men's Journal There's a rather cynical debate brewing in the scientific community as to whether you're more likely to die of...

Texas Prisons Feel The Heat As Summer Takes Hold

Reuters | Amanda Orr | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - Texas prisons bought hundreds of fans before the start of summer but the move was not related to a civil rights lawsuit accusing the count...

Coping With Summer-Induced Focusing Problems

Jordan Hart | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

As the majority of the nation emerges from their dormant hibernation -- with atrophied muscles and the demoralized demeanor of someone who's been punched in the stomach every hour for the last 175 days -- they'll be faced with a significant problem: the inability to focus at work.

Summertime Heat Poses Special Risks to Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Most people don't realize that extreme summer heat causes thousands of heat-related illnesses in the U.S. each year, and kills more people than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined.

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.

Three Tragic Deaths Remind Us to Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Kate Carr | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Kate Carr

The alarm to never leave a child alone in a car sounded louder last week after three more children died of heatstroke in cars. With summer temperatures at record highs, these tragedies remind us to be even more vigilant.

6 Ways To Rock A Summer Workout Despite The Heat

Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living

By Lisa LaValle Overmyer The temperatures are rising, which can drive some people to the comfort of an air-conditioned gym. Hesitant to exercise ou...

Lynne Peeples

Heat Wave Health Woes: Hot Temperatures And Excess Pollution Put Children At Risk | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

"Heat Finds Victims From Seashore to the Rockies." This New York Times headline is from July 9, 1921, but could well have been printed any day thi...

QUIZ: How Does The Heat Wave Affect Your Health?

Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living

We're barely over a week into summer and already we can't beat the heat. In fact, this past week alone, more than 1,000 new records were set for da...

Summer for Dummies: How to Beat The Heat When You're 50+

Mel Walsh | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Mel Walsh

Some days I think I am no smarter than your average roadside weed. That's because every year, come summer, I have to re-learn ways to stay cool and comfy when the temp goes over ninety.

How To Stay Cool During A Heat-Wave Run

Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living

The Boston Marathon kicked off this morning, despite concerns about the unseasonably warm weather. With temperatures expected to rise to 84 degrees at...

'Mudcats': Jerry Collapses With Heat Stroke

Posted 03.09.2012 | TV

Veteran noodler Jerry Rider and his son Andy were competing in the Okie Noodling Competition in scorching temperatures when Jerry came down with heat ...

'Too Darn Hot To Learn'

Posted 11.09.2011 | Denver

A group of concerned Denver Public School parents have started a petition called "Too Darn Hot To Learn!" to try and persuade the school board and sup...

Summertime Danger? Student Athletes And Heat Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Heat-related illnesses are ten times more frequent in high school football players than in any other sport. Each August -- the hottest and most humid month of the year -- players pour onto the fields to practice for hours at a time.

WATCH: How To Stay Cool In Heat Wave

Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

It's official: heat wave 2011 is in full force. And if you're out and about in this scorching summer weather, it's inevitable that you're going to fin...

The Heat Is on Homeless Persons

Joel John Roberts | Posted 09.16.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Heat waves and homelessness are not congruent. In fact, hot weather for those of us who are housed is uncomfortable, but the same conditions can be deadly for those without a home.

150 Treated For Heat-Related Illness On Near West Side

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About 150 people were treated for heat-related illness at a Near West Side private bus stop this afternoon by the Chicago Fire Department, but no one ...

Dog Danger: Drying Cages Can Cause Heat Stroke

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roseanne Colletti

What are these contraptions that might induce heat stroke in some dogs? These devices are crates or cages equipped with a tube or hair dryer that blows air into the space.

Hotter, Deadlier U.S. Summers Due To Climate Change

Washington Post | David A. Fahrenthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Climate change will have a "substantial" impact on human health in the coming decades, making wildfires and hurricanes more likely, cooking up more sm...

Heat Exhaustion: How To Keep Your Cool

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In case you missed the memo and/or managed to miraculously spend your entire weekend indoors, the first heat wave of the summer has finally hit. Since...