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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Monitor those at high risk

Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Those groups include infants and young children, people 65 years of age or older, and people who are overweight. Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

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