15 tips to stay safe, cool in heat

Published On: Jul 02 2013 01:07:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2013 09:51:27 AM CDT

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

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Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States, according to the National Center for Environmental Health's Health Studies Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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