Staying cool as summer temperatures heat up

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The summer temperatures are heating up, which means it’s important to make sure you’re cooling down.

To help stay cool, make sure you are taking frequent breaks from the sun by going indoors or to a shaded area, and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Symptoms of dehydration can include getting a headache, feeling dizzy, tired, having a dry mouth, flushed skin and dark-colored urine.

Make sure children and older people stay hydrated, because they’re generally more at risk. Younger kids may not be able to articulate they’re thirsty, and older people may not always know they need to drink.

Aside from heat stroke, dehydration can also contribute to kidney stones and kidney failure.

If you notice someone in distress, call 911 or get them to a hospital right away.