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High Temperatures today to increase outdoor risks

 

A hot and muggy day is in store for portions of Middle Tennessee… Strong upper level ridging moving into the area will allow for high temperatures this afternoon to range in the low to mid 90s. This combined with increasing moisture will yield heat index readings in the low 90s near the plateau, to the low 100s near the Tennessee river.

Heat indices this high will increase the risk of heat-related illness if proper precautions are not taken. If outside today… Wear light colored and light weight clothing. Take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water as well. And never leave children or pets in your vehicle… Even if just for a few minutes.

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American Heart Association says “The heat is here! Is your heart ready?”

 

Heat is hard on the heart; take precautions and stay healthy

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The calendar says it’s still spring, but the extreme temperatures we’re about to feel this week have moved this item to the top of the weekend agenda: preventing heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can have serious effects on health.

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Stay Safe from High Temperatures this July 4th

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Since participation in outdoor activities this Fourth of July likely means encountering extreme heat, the state Department of Health calls on Tennesseans to use simple tips to reduce the risk of heat-related illness this holiday weekend and throughout the summer.

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Forget the Cicadas; remember to Beat the Heat

 

Heat is hard on the heart: how to take precautions
 
American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – With the deafening soothing summer roar buzz of cicadas doing our hearts good (or not), we may be distracted away from the real issue these days: protecting our hearts against the extreme hot weather that has suddenly descended on the area.

The American Heart Association wants everyone to stay safe, stay healthy and take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can have serious effects on health. «Read the rest of this article»

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Stay Healthy and Safe during Summer Heat

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Hot, humid weather is a hallmark of summer in Tennessee. Since it’s not always possible to stay out of the heat, the Department of Health is offering simple tips to help reduce your risk of seasonal illness during the hot summer months.

Temperatures that soar into the 90s and beyond raise the risk for heat-related illness. Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash. Signs of heat-related illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, rapid heart beat, nausea, headaches and cold/clammy skin. «Read the rest of this article»

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