Summer brings hot temperatures, and that can lead to various heat related illnesses. There are ways to fight back against things like heat exhaustion and heat stroke however, and HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital has several tips to beat the heat.
Shelly Evans is the ER Manager at HSHS Good Shepherd, and appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville studios. She says being aware of what to look for plays a big part in staying safe.
One of the biggest challenges people face when the mercury rises is simply staying hydrated. There are some popular beverages however that people will want to avoid.
Evans also suggested to make sure your pets are well hydrated and taken care of during the hotter months, and also reminded listeners to check in on their elderly relatives.