NIH News in Health Features
Warm weather brings lots of new opportunities to improve your health: plenty of fresh, local produce and more choices for outside activities. With some planning, you can enjoy the opportunities while avoiding the health risks, like hyperthermia and skin cancer.
Heat-related illness is preventable. Still, hundreds of deaths from extreme heat occur in the United States each year. You can take steps to beat the heat.
Recommended NIH Resources
AgePage: Hyperthermia—Too Hot for Your Health
(National Institute on Aging)
If you’re feeling too hot for too long, you could be at risk for developing hyperthermia, or heat-related illness. Read how to lower your risk and cool down to avoid health problems.