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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Avoid alcoholic and sugary drinks

Don't drink liquids that contain alcohol, or large amounts of sugar -- these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.

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