Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer
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Elderly people and children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the heat. But a few precautions can help them enjoy a safe, cool summer.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:


Children, infants and pets should never be left in a parked car, even if the windows are open.


Wear lightly-colored, lightweight, loosely-fitting clothing to keep cool and comfortable.
Plan outdoor activities for the coolest times of day, such as morning or evening.
Take a cool shower or bath.
Always use sunscreen.
Seek immediate medical care if there are any signs of heat-related illness.

-- Diana Kohnle