This weekend we'll see some of the hottest days we have seen so far this year. Every year in the United States, more than 600 people are killed by extreme heat. These heat-related deaths and illnesses associated with heat are preventable.
Those most at risk are infants and children up to four years of age, people 65 years of age and older, people who are overweight, athletes, people who work outside, and people who are ill or on certain medications. Read on for some helpful tips to stay safe as the temperature climbs.
How can I prevent heat related illnesses?