Tips to stay safe, cool in heat

Published On: Jul 02 2013 01:07:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2016 10:03:58 AM CDT

With high temperatures searing a large portion of the United States this week, click on for tips for staying 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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