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GBMC: Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

With the heat index during the summer months reaching over 90 degrees, physicians at GBMC are encouraging the public, whether working or playing outdoors, to know the warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses. GBMC emergency department physicians typically see an increase of patients experiencing dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke in the summer months and therefore encourage people of all ages to be more cautious during extremely hot and humid days. Jeffrey P. Sternlicht, MD, FACEP, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at GBMC has tips for how to safely beat the heat.