How extreme temperatures can increase stroke risk

Soaring temperatures and high humidity increase your risk of heat-related issues, such as dehydration and heat stroke. Those weather extremes also can increase stroke risk for some people. Dr. Robert Brown, a Mayo Clinic ...


Q&A: Effects of hot weather, humidity on blood pressure, heart

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm retired and enjoy spending time outdoors in my garden and kayaking with my family. I have high blood pressure, which has been managed by medication for nearly 10 years. Recently I've noticed that I develop ...

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Expert discusses heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Extreme heat continues to cause issues across the country and the globe. As the temperature rises, so does the risk of heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Over the past 30 years, extreme heat has ...


What are the symptoms of heat stroke?

During the summer, people tend to spend more time outdoors for longer periods of time, which can lead to a higher risk of a heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.


Heatwave alert: Stay safe in searing temps

As blistering temperatures blanket much of the country, more people are at risk heat exhaustion and potentially fatal heat strokes. One expert offers tips on how to avoid the dangerous effects of record-breaking temperatures.

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