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Beating the Heat

How to stay healthy during a heat wave

(HealthDayNews) -- Sweltering heat and high humidity can pose health problems, especially among older people and young children.

The government of Michigan offers these cooling down tips:

  • Stay out of direct sunlight.
  • Keep outdoor activities to a minimum, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes made from fabric that absorbs perspiration.
  • Drink lots of fluids.
  • Take lukewarm baths.
  • Recognize early signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. They include headache, feelings of weakness and dizziness -- usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
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