Tips to staying healthy during extreme heat
Editor’s note: Though lower temperatures and frequent rains are forecast this week, the next few weeks are prone to dangerously high combinations of heat and humidity.
Following the heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service for your local area, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds local residents about steps they should take to protect their health from the extreme heat.
People suffering from heat stress may experience heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, and clammy skin; fast, weak pulse; and nausea or vomiting. Early signs include muscle cramps, heat rash, fainting or near-