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Illinois Department of Public Health Safety Tips for Heat

SPRINGFIELD - (ENEWSPF)--July 21, 2016.  With high temperatures expected over the next couple of days, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. is urging Illinoisans to take preventive actions to avoid heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

“High heat and humidity can lead to serious health problems.  It’s important for people to recognize the signs of heat-related illness and take action to prevent becoming sick,” said Director Shah.  “To help your body cope with high temperatures, take steps to stay cool, increase your fluid intake, decrease your activities and . . .

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