Baltimore, MD – Summer will not last too much longer. The kids want a vacation and so do you. Will the fun be ruined if someone in your family gets sick? Whether it’s a quick road trip or a long flight, protect your health before you pack a suitcase.
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HEALTH RISKS RISE WITH HEAT by Patient First
Doctors Warn Against Heat Exposure
Baltimore, MD – The summer swelter has arrived as temperatures and humidity rise. This increases health risks as you work and play outside, especially for older people and young children.
Excessive heat can cause several health problems including heat exhaustion. Symptoms include:
Move this person to a cooler location, apply cool wet cloths to their body, and give them cool water to drink. If the person vomits or refuses to drink, call 9-1-1. Heat exhaustion can lead to heart stroke.
How can you avoid heat-related illnesses?
· Wear light-weight, light colored clothing made of breathable material, like cotton.
· Stay hydrated. Drink water throughout the day.
· Avoid strenuous outdoor activity on hot days.
· If you must be outside, take frequent breaks in a cool place.
· Air-conditioning is the best way to protect against heat-related illness. If you do not have air-conditioning at home during extreme heat. Try to spend time in air-conditioned locations such as a shopping mall, public library, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelter in your area.
About Patient First
All Patient First Medical Centers are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, including holidays. Patient First provides non-appointment urgent care for routine injuries and illnesses, as well as primary care for patients who do not have a regular physician. Each Patient First center has on-site digital x-ray, on-site laboratory, and on-site prescription drugs. Patient First currently operates medical centers in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
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