-- Robert Preidt
MONDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Residents still struggling
with extreme hot weather in the Midwest, South and East Coast need
to make sure they stay cool and hydrated to prevent heat illnesses
and injuries such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, federal
health officials said Monday.
Health problems caused by extreme heat kill an average of 675
people each year in the United States, more than tornadoes, floods,
hurricanes, lightning or any other weather event combined,
according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
People most vulnerable to extreme heat include the elderly,
infants and children, the homeless or poor, those with chronic
medical conditions and those who work or exercise outdoors.
The CDC offers the following tips for staying safe in extremely
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has more about
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