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2014-04-04 23:28:25

Older adults are especially susceptible to heat-related injuries and heat stroke. Dr. Evelyn Granieri, director of geriatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital, and Dr. Michael Stern, co-director of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, explain why. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Older adults are especially susceptible to heat-related injuries and heat stroke. Dr. Evelyn Granieri, director of geriatrics at...

2013-08-07 12:24:31

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past 20 years, at least 40 football players nationwide have died from heat-related conditions, which should serve as a sober reminder to the thousands of high school and college players who are now reporting for preseason workouts -- and for their coaches -- says a Texas A&M University health professor. He notes that, sadly, some players will likely succumb this fall from heat stroke and says most such deaths...

2013-07-15 08:27:51

CINCINNATI, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several U.S. states and cities have seen record breaking temperatures this summer. Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center want to give tips to parents and guardians on how they can keep their kids safe during the hot weather. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Dr. Eric Kirkendall, Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, explains that there are three major illnesses that heat can...

2013-05-29 23:14:36

Each year, more than 1,000 people die from heat stroke in the United States. Prevention starts with recognizing one´s own limits. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Each year, more than 1,000 people die from heat stroke in the United States. Long thought to be the product of dehydration, traditional prevention and treatment of heat related illness has been to drink more water. More recent research by the University of Montana's Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism (Montana...

2012-07-31 10:26:15

CINCINNATI, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several US states and cities have seen record breaking temperatures this summer. Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center want to give tips to parents and guardians on how they can keep their kids safe during the hot weather. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Dr. Eric Kirkendall, Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, explains that there are three major illnesses that heat can trigger....

2012-06-21 23:00:44

As the summer days heat up, it is important for parents to monitor a child's outdoor activities in order to avoid heat-related illnesses. Boys Town, a national child and healthcare organization provides these tips for parents to keep their children safe from the heat. Boys Town, NE (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Boys Town today announced strategies to protect children from heat stroke. The national child and healthcare organization, started over 90 years ago, is a leader in parenting advice. As the...

2012-04-17 06:20:19

Safe Kids Worldwide Urges Citizens to "ACT" to Avoid Heat Stroke-Related Deaths BOCA RATON, Fla., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, children die of hyperthermia, also known as heat stroke, while unattended in vehicles. The number of near-misses - children rescued before a fatality - is significantly higher. To help prevent these tragic and unnecessary deaths, Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation are launching their 2012 hyperthermia awareness...

2011-08-29 10:09:00

Safe Kids Reminds Caregivers the Dangers of Unattended Children in Cars WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although Labor Day signals the end of summer for many, there will still be several weeks of warm weather and parents must continue to be diligent and never leave children alone in vehicles. So far this year, at least 24 children have died from hyperthermia while unattended in vehicles in states all across the country. To further advocate this cause, Safe Kids is...

2011-08-03 23:01:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many young school athletes working hard this month to prepare for fall sports, Safe Kids USA is hosting Youth Sports Safety Clinics across the country to educate parents and coaches on how to keep children safe and prevent sports injuries, including heat-related illnesses. Nearly 3/4 of U.S. households have at least one child who plays organized sports. Unfortunately, about 3.5 million children receive medical treatment for a...

2011-07-29 07:56:00

-- Sets target date of 2013 to eliminate deaths -- Calls for specific education and enactment measures WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA today called on government, advocacy groups, automakers and car seat manufacturers to combine efforts to eliminate child heat stroke deaths in vehicles by 2013. "We must take action now because kids are dying," said Torine Creppy, executive director of Safe Kids USA. "We can tally the statistics and explore the reasons...