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The health risks of heat are no joke. From 1999 to 2010, more than 9,000 people died in the U.S. alone due to heat illnesses. Dr. Mark Morocco, a clinical professor of emergency medicine at [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • July 6, 2018
Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., when running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in [...]
By uclahealth • June 20, 2018
Whether you’re fulfilling a personal resolution to get more fit, or seeking to improve your existing exercise routine, don’t overlook the importance of hydration. Staying properly hydrated has many health benefits, and can actually improve your workout’s effectiveness. Water: What is it good for? Water is crucial for [...]
By uclahealth • January 17, 2017
Dehydration is a very common heat-related condition, and can be a dangerous consequence of diarrhea, vomiting and fever. In the most severe instances, dehydration can be life-threatening if left untreated. “Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water and salts than it replenishes,” says Carlos Lerner, [...]
By uclahealth • June 19, 2016