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Surviving Summer Heat

June 8th, 2016
Summer is almost here, and most of the country will soon be bathed in summer heat. Here in Florida, we’ve already gotten a taste of the warmer temperatures, with more to come. However, prolonged or intense exposure to high temps can lead to a host of heat-related illnesses. How does this happen? Your body naturally cools itself off through sweating, but it has to work overtime in the extreme heat. As it tries to…