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Heat Stroke Prevention

Learn how to prevent heat stroke like Bob on his construction site in this video!

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Goodbye Summer, We're Already Looking Forward to Next Year

The first day of Fall means the official end of our heat season, but that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about heat safety. Temperatures through September have been above average with hot days lingering around longer than usual. When the weather finally does cool down, be careful about layering on clothing to battle cold outside and then overheating inside. For us, heat safety is a year around priority.  We spend all our time thinking of new ways to prepare for extreme heat and keep you, your employees, your athletes, and your loved ones safe. Because we know that the...

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Do Referees Need Protecting?

  YOUR TURN Watch: 2 John Jay High School San Antonio football players are suspended because of this hit Friday night hit on a referee. Marble Falls was running out the clock. Marble Falls PD, the UIL, & the school district are investigating. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson is also a ref. He normally thinks on the field issues need to be handled there but he says this deserves criminal charges...what's your opinion? Posted by Clarice Tinsley on Monday, 7 September 2015   Referees aren't always liked. I have personally spent a good deal of time calling a ref every...

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12 Reasons 98.6 is Totally NOT a Normal Body Temperature

A “normal” body temperature can range anywhere from 97.7°F to 99.5°F (36.5°C to 37.5°C). However, with all of these different factors this range can get a little fuzzy. Some people run cooler while others seem to always be burning hot. The best advice we can give is to know what YOUR normal is. The better you know your own body, the better monitor you can be. Stay healthy and be aware of how hot is too hot!
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Elderly Vulnerable for Heat Related Illnesses

It’s no secret that as a body ages, it becomes more fragile and sensitive to certain environments. One of the deadliest environments for an elderly person is the extreme heat. They are one of the most vulnerable groups during a heat wave. So what makes grandma and grandpa more susceptible to heat related illnesses?

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Children at High Risk for Heat Related Illness

"...according to the American Academy of Pediatrics one ounce of water is equal to about two kid-sized gulps. So you need to make sure they take two drinks for every ounce of water they need."

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Gatorade And All-Star Athlete Roster Promote The Importance Of Athlete Hydration And Heat Safety With 11th Annual Beat The Heat Program

Standout Athletes and More Share Heat Safety Tips for Athletes This Summer
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Article Recommendation: Climate Change and Your Children

A research group out of Australia is looking at the big picture of climate change. What makes this article different is that it specifically focuses on the world’s most important resource: our children. This article asks the age old question, “are we leaving the world a better place for our children?” and answers “no.”
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Hot Dot Does San Diego Marathon

Hey, I'm Lis. I have worked at Hot Dot since 2014, and just last weekend I completed the San Diego Half Marathon. Over the years I have completed half marathons alongside my husband, sister, brother-in-law, cousins and thousands of fellow running enthusiasts...

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Article Recommendation: What Runners Need to Know About Heat Stroke by Jessie Geoffray

"The things that get in the way of heat injuries being preventable are your ego, your coach's ego -- just dumb practices, and inexperience."


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