Hospital teaches community safety in sweltering heat | Health
Staying safe in the sweltering hot weather was the main focus at an event held by a Region 8 hospital Friday morning..
The event ran from 7 to 10 a.m. and was held at the St. Bernards Health and Wellness Center.
Amanda McMillon, community educator for St. Bernards, told Region 8 News summer heat can be dangerous for those who don’t take the proper precautions.
“Skin cancer is one thing," she said. "The other is dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and probably the worst event would be heat stroke.”
To avoid the dangers, McMillon provided some tips on what to look out for while being in the hot temperatures.
“If you don't have to be out when the heat index is so high, don't. Try and avoid the hours between 10 and 2. Those are usually the hottest times of the day, but then just paying attention to the heat and making sure you're aware and taking those precautions,” said McMillon.
She also adds to make sure you always drink plenty of water.
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