Beat the Heat: 7 Hot-Weather Survival Tips for the Whole Family

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As a deadly heat wave sweeps across the U.S. — soaring temperatures have contributed to at least 22 deaths this week — there’s one question on most people’s mind: How do I find relief?

As extreme temps persist day after day, public-health experts are warning about the dangers of heat stress, including deadly heat stroke. With the heat index predicted to rise to as much as 115°F over the weekend in much of the mid-Atlantic and East Coast, it’s essential to stay cool, hydrated and healthy. Click for tips on how the whole family can avoid heat stroke, exhaustion, dehydration and other problems associated with extremely hot weather. And be sure to read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of heat-stroke warning signs — things like chills, hallucinations, headaches and confusion — and seek medical attention immediately if you or someone nearby starts to feel overheated. Stay cool!

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