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Heat Illness: How to Stay Cool This Summer

 •Never leave a child alone in a hot car, even for a few minutes
•Drink plenty of fluids, even before you feel thirsty
•Limit outdoor activities between 10AM and 2PM
•Avoid tiring work or exercise in hot, humid environments
•Rest often in shady areas or seek air-conditioned spaces
•Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes and a wide-brimmed hat

Get medical help immediately if:

•You are throwing up
•You are showing signs of heatstroke (high body temperature, changes in mental alertness, flushed skin, rapid breathing, racing heart rate)
•Your symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour