Tips to stay­ing healthy dur­ing ex­treme heat

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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-

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