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.
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.
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.