Heat-Related Illness

Heat-Related Illness

Take Prevention Seriously Everyone who spends time outdoors being physically active needs to be mindful of preventing heat-related illnesses. The National Safety Council reported 884 deaths and 2,061 injuries in the U.S. in 2019 from exposure to excessive heat. In addition, the Center for Disease Control or CDC says that heat is the leading cause of death for U.S. high school athletes. On May 29, 2018, Jordan McNair, a 19-year-old from Randallstown,...

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