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With the temperatures rising it is a good time to remind people about heat emergencies. Certain people are more susceptible to heat emergencies. Babies, children and the elderly and those with chronic illnesses such as heart diseases are less able to sweat and adjust to changes in temperature. Those who spend a lot of time in the sun and heat such as outdoor workers need to be aware of how to protect themselves and recognize heat emergencies. Heat cramps are mild muscle contractions that can become severe. This a first sign that the body's core temperature is rising. Remove the...

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