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Extreme heat is a serious health threat. Here's what you need to know.

July 6, 2018

Extreme heat is a serious health threat. Here’s what you need to know.

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

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 Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, warns that heat stroke and other heat-related illness should not be taken lightly. Rather, extreme […]

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How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses?

June 20, 2018

How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 a hot car with the windows rolled up), […]

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Tags: childrens health, dehydration, fever, health tips, heat exhaustion, heat exposure, heat stress, heat stroke, heat wave, heat-related illness, hot weather, sweating


June 19, 2016

How can I protect my child from dehydration?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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, MD, medical director of the UCLA Children’s Health Center. […]

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Tags: carlos lerner md, Chase Child Life Program, childrens health, dehydration, drinking, fluids, health tips, heat stroke, heat wave, hydrated, thirst, thirsty