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2014-07-15 23:00:41

Best Friends (http://www.bestfriends.org) shares tips about keeping pets safe and comfortable this summer season. When it's hard for humans to beat the heat this time of year, pet owners should imagine how their furry friends feel in the sweltering summer when they’re dependent on people for protection from the high temperatures and the sun’s sizzling rays. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 It’s hard to beat the heat this time of year even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks...

2014-07-14 08:27:22

All Heart Home Care Agency, which provides home care services in New York City, urges the elderly and those with disabilities to stay safe this summer by taking steps to keep cool at home BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All Heart Home Care Agency, a home care agency NYC offering full service, offers tips for the elderly and disabled on minimizing their exposure to summer heat at home. Following this advice can help reduce the risk of suffering from heat stroke or developing...

2014-07-11 23:04:38

Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and muscle cramps are signs that the body is unable to regulate its temperature in extreme heat. Men with cardiac conditions are at increased risk for developing heat-related problems. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 When the mercury rises, heat can strain the limits of the body's cooling system. Its driving engine, the heart, takes on a heavier load in hot weather to keep body temperature within norms, reports the July 2014 issue of the Harvard...

2014-07-09 23:01:58

During this hot time of year senior citizens are more at risk from the sun and heat than any other time. If you are taking care of senior citizens, beware of dangers like fatigue, dehydration and too much sun, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 During this hot time of year senior citizens are more at risk from the sun and heat than any other time. If you are taking care of senior citizens, beware of dangers like fatigue, dehydration and too much sun. If they live alone, make...

NIH Gives Advice Hyperthermia For Older Adults
2014-07-03 03:40:07

National Institutes Of Health During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the NIH, has some tips to help mitigate some of the dangers. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment. Heat stroke, heat...

2014-06-28 23:00:40

Dogs love to frolic in summer weather, but they can sometimes become dangerously overheated. Owners can help avoid life-threatening heat stroke in their pets by using Fresh Patch real-grass, disposable dog potties when it’s too hot for outside walks. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Fresh Patch—maker of the patented real-grass, disposable dog potty—reports that the sales of its product have increased significantly over the past two months, as temperatures have risen. According...

2014-06-25 12:30:03

AARP New York offers tips and advice on how older adults can stay safe & avoid life threatening heat conditions NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A looming summer scorcher in New York City could prove fatal for older residents, warns AARP - the last major heat wave to hit the city claimed nearly 50 lives. The Farmer's Almanac, which all but predicted this year's brutal winter, says the New York City area can expect to be hit with an equally perilous, oppressively hot and...

2014-06-19 23:15:54

Dr. Martha Pyron of Medicine in Motion explains the symptoms and causes of dehydration and why it’s essential to keep the body well hydrated during the summer and all year round. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 For many, summertime means outdoor activities, prolonged exposure to the sun, and excessive sweating—all of which can lead to dehydration. Although dehydration can happen any time of the year, the summer months are of particular concern because of the higher temperatures....

2014-06-19 23:08:56

Vehicular Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children 14 and younger. BabyAlertUSA shares safety advice to keep exhausted, distracted parents from making tragic mistake. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children 14 and younger. Between 1998 and 2013, 606 children died due to heatstroke and of these deaths, 52% were the result of children being forgotten in vehicles. The safety advocacy...

2014-06-19 23:07:47

This week, two children have died nationwide after being left alone in a hot car. The experts at Dayton Children's Hospital want to remind parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car and to take precautions to ensure it never happens to you. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 As temperatures continue to rise in the Miami Valley, Dayton Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Greater Dayton want to remind families to never leave a child alone in the car. This week there...


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