-- Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- People who exercise or
play sports outdoors during the summer need to take steps to avoid
heat injury, especially heat stroke, an expert says.
"Not every case of heat stroke is fatal, but some cases are," Stacey Snelling, associate dean of American University's School of Education, Teaching and Health, said in a university news release. "Once you have experienced heat stroke, you need to be even more careful, as you are more susceptible to it because you have ruined your hypothalamus, the part of your brain that regulates body temperature."
She offered some tips for people who are physically active
outdoors during the summer.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips
preventing heat-related illness.
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