Tips To Stay Cool And Healthy During A Heat Wave

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King County residents warned that heat can cause serious medical problems.

People at highest risk include persons susceptible to heart attack and stroke, older adults, young children, people with chronic illness, and people with weight or alcohol problems.

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"Heat waves are relatively rare in our region, so many people are caught unprepared," said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County. "When the thermometer does rise, people should take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke."

Essential recommendations for when the weather gets hot include:

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