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Published:  June 15, 2009

Heat Related Illness Can Be Prevented

Heat Related Illness Can Be Prevented
A message from St. Luke’s Community Emergency Center®

Serious heat-related illnesses are preventable. Some general recommendations:

  • Drink plenty of fluids even when not thirsty
  • Decrease or reschedule strenuous activity for cooler time of the day
  • Wear clothing that is light colored and loose fitting
  • Increase carbohydrate intake, foods like pasta and bread
  • Decrease protein, intake, foods such as meat and cheese
  • Avoid alco¬holic beverages (such beverages may promote dehydration)
  • Do not use salt tablets
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun, take advan¬tage of shaded, covered areas
  • Children should never be left unattended in an automobile, especially during hot weather
  • Animals, family pets should never be left unattended in an automobile, especially during hot weather

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St. Luke’s Community Emergency Centers are owned and operated by St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System hospitals.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital.


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