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In the heat of the night

Categories: Emergency care  /  News

The sun has been particularly brutal during the recent string of triple-digit temperatures. But even the night can be risky for some during an extreme heat wave like the one we’ve been experiencing. While the heat wave has plenty of people fleeing indoors and waiting for sunset, high temperatures at night can still pose a health problem to those who don’t have air conditioning. If people aren’t comfortable opening their windows at night, or the house still does not cool down well, they could still suffer heat-related stress, said Dr. Mark Muir, trauma medical director at University Hospital and an assistant …Read More >

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When a parked car becomes deadly

Categories: Children's Health  /  Emergency care  /  News  /  trauma

As the summer temperatures rise, so does the risk of danger to children left in hot cars. On Friday, a 2-year-old girl in the Dallas area became the 10th child to die from heatstroke in a vehicle this year in the United States. Awareness is critical in preventing these tragedies — and they are ALL preventable. A new law passed by the Texas Legislature requires hospitals and others who provide prenatal care or deliver babies to inform parents about the dangers of leaving children unattended in hot vehicles. Life-threatening conditions inside a car or truck can develop quickly. In just …Read More >

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