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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 04:26

4 Useful Summer Health Hacks You Need to Know

Heatstroke, sunburn, creepy crawlies, and dehydration, oh my! While summer means lots of fun (think, sunshine, sweat and cookouts) it also brings health hazards. Plymouth Rock reviewed four common dangers and got summer health tips from the experts to help keep you and your family safe. Heatstroke What it is: Heatstroke is caused by the body overheating, usually from excessive exposure to, or strenuous activity in, high temperatures. Other contributing factors include wearing excess clothing, alcohol consumption and dehydration. How to treat it: You, or someone you know, might have heatstroke if they are overheated and show unusual signs, including: Slurred speech Nausea…
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 16:37

Prevent Accidental Pool Drownings

Drowning is the Leading Cause of Unintentional Death in Children Under the Age of 5 This past June, life changed tragically for former Olympic alpine skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan Beck Miller. Their 19 month-old daughter, Emmy, drowned as a result of an accident in a neighbor’s pool. The parents talked openly about the accident during an interview on the “Today” show this week. “I can attest from first-hand experience that it’s unbelievable quick and it’s unbelievable sneaky,” Bode said. He added, “You’d think it’d be, like some weird circumstance or some strange thing. And it’s not. It…
Friday, 20 July 2018 02:23

Preventing Heat Stroke

Avoid Heat Illness When it’s hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, your body cools itself when you sweat. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating many not be enough. The result can be heat stroke, or heat illness. Prevention Extreme heat events, or heat waves, are a leading cause of extreme weather-related deaths in the United States. The number of heat-related deaths is rising. For example, in 1995, 465 heat-related deaths occurred in Chicago. From 1999 to 2010, a total of 7,415 people died of heat-related deaths, an average of about 618 deaths a year. …
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