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Fun Summer Days: Eating Better, Getting Active

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.

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Stay Cool: Getting Too Hot Can Be Dangerous

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.

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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.

 

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