Stories tagged with: heat stroke

July 17, 2013 - 6:41pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

In the midst of the first heat wave for this summer, temperatures are soaring into the 90's and because of the humid climate we live in, the heat can have serious health complications.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department says there are three intense and harmful illnesses everyone needs to be aware of during stifling hot conditions: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and the most dangerous heat stroke.

"Heat stroke is the most deadly, people can actually die from...

June 27, 2012 - 5:26pm
4 years 8 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...

May 25, 2012 - 3:09pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

With temperatures forecasted to be in the nineties this Memorial Day weekend, local health experts are reminding citizens to keep their cool.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said recognizing the signs of heat stroke is the important thing.

Whitacre reminds people to never leave children or pets in cars-- even with the windows cracked.

Whitacre also advises the following to those who will be outdoors this weekend:


July 21, 2011 - 8:19pm
5 years 5 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,...

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