News tagged with heat illness
Exposure to extreme heat can cause illness and even death for some people. But there are several small steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Health Jan 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Extreme heat or cold can cause dangerous and potentially fatal side effects in athletes. A literature review appearing in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) provides an o ...
Surgery Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- High school student-athletes need about 10-14 days to acclimate their bodies to the heat stress in preseason practices in late July and August each year and gradual acclimatization to these conditions ...
Health Mar 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Heat-related illness accounts for about 700 deaths a year and is the nations No. 1 weather-related killer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The dangers of heat stroke are ...
Health Aug 23, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Playing sports in hot, steamy weather is safe for healthy children and teen athletes, so long as precautions are taken and the drive to win doesn't trump common sense, the nation's largest pediatricians ...
Health Aug 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool.
Health Jul 22, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 0
Blazing temperatures can bring on serious illness if you're not careful. Dr. Abhi Mehrotra, an emergency physician at UNC Hospitals, offers tips on protecting yourself and your family against extreme heat.
Health Jun 09, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Getting acclimated to the heat now, before two-a-days begin in August, will help football players avoid cramps, dehydration and other potentially serious injuries that could put a damper on the upcoming season.
Health May 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0