15 tips to stay safe, cool in heat

Published On: Jul 02 2013 01:07:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 06 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

The heat is on across the country. Learn how to stay cool -- and safe -- when the mercury rises.

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Use common sense

Avoid hot foods and heavy meals -- they add heat to your body. Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella. Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.

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