Heat and Sunburn

  1. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

    Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010 . Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Very Very Frightening – Heat & Lightning HEAT Death by Heat Is a Heat...
  2. Death by Heat
    Categories: Health Tips

    Death by Heat

    Heat is typically the leading cause of weather related fatalities each year. A heat wave is a period of abnormally hot and humid weather, generally lasting more than 2 days. Heat waves have the potential to cover a large area, exposing a high number of people to a hazardous combination of heat and humidity, which can be very taxing on...
  3. Is a Heat Wave Coming?
    Categories: Health Tips

    Is a Heat Wave Coming?

    Probably. As the NOAA explains, North American summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. What can you do? During Extreme Heat Week, we remind you that taking precautions is...
  4. Heating up
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    Heating up

    Today is the First Day of EXTREME HEAT WEEK While it may be lovely Spring weather at present, it won't last and we've had some gnarly heat waves in  recent years, so we want you to be prepared. We'll be sharing new information about Heat Safety all week, but want o open with a look back at some great information shared...
  5. Extreme Heat Week ??
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    Extreme Heat Week ??

    Summer is coming - and with it heat-related illness and injury. The White House has designated May 23–27 as Extreme Heat Week, during which federal agencies will take a number of actions to work with community planners and public health officials to enhance community preparedness for extreme heat events. To learn more about heat stress and saefty read: ?  ...
  6. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Sweating? ??

    Summer.. Heat, Sun, Sweat. Dehydration can be deadly. Lean how to Beat the Heat: Extreme Heat and Your Health Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness ?? Heat Safety Tool Heat Stress – Heat Exhaustion – Heat Stroke Heat Stress and Heat Related Injuries – Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke What is heat illness? The body normally cools itself by...
  7. Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Hot Weather Health Emergencies

    Summertime: You've gotten your Summer First Aid Kit, You've Slathered on the Sunscreen, You've Reviewed your Summer Safety Tips, You've even Read all about Electrolytes, Now what? Even short periods of high temperatures can cause serious health problems. During hot weather health emergencies, keep informed by listening to local weather and news channels or contact local health departments for health and...
  8. Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics, Health Tips, Info News, Outdoor Safety & Sports Medicine & First AId

    Don’t Fry Day

    Know the importance of skin cancer prevention and sun-safety behaviors. Today is Don’t Fry Day. The Friday before Memorial Day is Don’t Fry Day: Protect your skin today and every day. Millions of Americans will enjoy the great outdoors this weekend. Skin cancer, caused by too much sun, is the most common of all cancers in the United States. More people will...
  9. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Are you Tsunami Ready? #TsunamiPrep #WRW

    Official tsunami warnings are broadcast through local radio and tv, wireless emergency alerts, NOAA Weather Radio and NOAA websites. They may also come through outdoor sirens, local officials, text message alerts and telephone notifications. Also read: Tsunami Evacuation App Earthquakes + What Causes a Tsunami? Prepare for Tsunamis Nine Dangers at the Beach – Rip Currents | Shorebreak | Lightning...
  10. Categories: Health Tips & Info News

    Heat Stress - Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke

    We've covered heat illness in previous posts and gone in depth with articles about Heat Stress and Heat Related Injuries – Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke... now lets hit a few "Quick and Dirty" Summer Heat Safety reminders: Most of you know it can get pretty hot during the summer months. Therefore, it is important to know how the heat can affect...

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