In the August 2015 issue
Jul 30, 2015 09:00AM
By Pamela Johnson
After the winter we just lived through, I’m not complaining, believe me. But too much head can cause damage, just as too much cold can.
According to the CDC’s website (http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat), you should keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. They suggest
Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.
Find an air-conditioned shelter.
Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
Avoid direct sunlight.
Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Take cool showers or baths.
Check on those most at-risk twice a day.
Because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat.
Drink more water than usual.
Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids.
Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
Remind others to drink enough water.
Stay updated on local weather forecasts so you can plan activities safely when it’s hot outside.
Check local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips.
Learn the symptoms of heat illness.
For more information, please click here.
While you’re staying cool, why not take a look through the following articles from the August print edition of the Bellingham Bulletin, or if you prefer to page through the PDF, for the Bellingham Public Library (pg. 19) and Council on Aging (pg. 20) August news/listings, and more great information, simply scroll through the article thumbnails below and click on the newspaper icon below.
Closing a beloved elementary school is a difficult endeavor, but keeping a positive attitude is key. Thanks to the generosity of the school's PTO, the last week of school was a celebration. Read More »
Bellingham's Sarah Edwards is the fastest female high school runner in the state, as well as being the eighth fastest female high school in the nation--plus she's a straight-A student! Read More »
A large portion of the two $1500 scholarships given away annually by the Bellingham Business Association is generated by their annual golf tournament, always a popular event. Read More »
Kicking off the Bellingham Public Library's annual themed summer-reading program, this year "Every Hero has a Story," was bubbler extraordinaire Casey Carle. Read More »
Bellingham resident Richard Guiliano recently had the experience of a lifetime when he was honored as Blood Donor of the Game on the field at Fenway Park prior to a Boston Red Sox game. Read More »
Having the advantage of his medical savings plan to cover the costs for New England Fat Loss was a great bonus but the primary influence for John Ford’s joining was his first grandchild. Read More »
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