Fun Summer Days – Eating Better and Getting Active – 7
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The body’s ability to respond to summer heat can become less efficient with advancing years. Harrison Wein, editor of the NIH News in Health newsletter, reports that you should know the warning signs of heat-related illnesses, called hyperthermia.
Wein: If you suspect someone is suffering from hyperthermia, get the person out of the sun and into a cool place and give them lots to drink. And also get help immediately if the person has a very high body temperature and symptoms like confusion, unusual behavior, faintness, lack of sweating or if pass out definitely get medical help immediately.
Narrator: Learn more about summer health online at newsinhealth.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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