Stories tagged with: Heat Exhaustion

June 27, 2012 - 5:26pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

It's going to be dangerously hot in our area the rest of this week and some people will need to be extra careful.

It could feel like 100 degrees tomorrow and may cause problems to those sensitive to the heat like the elderly and the very young.

David Davis is the Director of Emergency and Trauma Services at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital and said the two most common ailments people should be on the lookout for are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

"Heat exhaustion...

July 21, 2011 - 8:19pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

The near triple digit heat has local health officials on high alert this week.

Genesis Hospital Director of Emergency and Trauma Services David Davis says the hot weather brings many people in, young and old, primarily for heat related illnesses including heat exhaustion.

"It happens to athletes, it happens to joggers, it happens to people out mowing their grass where you just get too hot, and it's treated by cooling someone off, getting them in the shade, hydrating them,...

July 23, 2010 - 5:08pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

With the temperatures souring outside, it's important to keep your animals safe.

Following a few recommended tips from the Animal Shelter Society of Zanesville, will help keep your pet out of danger.

"First and foremost for people who have pets outdoors they've gotta make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink, they need a place to get in and out of the sun, and you know a place of shade that is more comfortable for them," said Larry Hostetler, Executive Director...

June 23, 2010 - 5:35pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

In this kind of weather, it's easy to succumb to heat exhaustion, and everyone's body reacts differently to the heat.

"Heat problems kind of sneak up on you. People don't realize they're getting in trouble because they aren't paying attention to their surroundings. It's the person who is hot to the touch and isn't sweating that's the one you really need to worry about," says Julie Davis of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Sweating is your body's way of cooling off,...

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