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As temperatures rise during the summer, it is important to take the proper precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. People ages 65 and older, individuals with pre-existing conditions, and children under 2 years old are most at risk in hot weather.
Below are tips for you and those in your care to stay safe during the hottest times of the year:
It is also important to know if you or someone else is experiencing heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Learn more about the symptoms:
Those feeling heat exhaustion symptoms should rest in a cool place (preferably an air-conditioned environment) and drink cool fluids, especially water. Seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or persist longer than one hour.
If someone is suffering from a heat stroke, seek emergency assistance immediately.