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Eight ways to prevent heat-related problems


Last updated 5/22/2014 at Noon

FALLBROOK – With local temperatures reaching into the 90s and above recently, County health officials are reminding the public to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

“Serious health problems can result from exposure to high temperatures, even if exposed for short periods,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Working or doing any type of physical activity outside on a hot day, spending too much time in the sun, or staying too long in an overheated place can lead to heat-related illnesses, including heat stroke, exhaustion, and cramps.”...

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