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February 2003
 
    OTC Medications Make Heat More Dangerous
Some over-the-counter medications can make the summer heat more dangerous. Antihistamines, found in cold and allergy medicines, can make the body sweat less, potentially accelerating heat-related illnesses. “These medications cause the mucus membranes in the body to dry up and actually cause you to sweat less,” says Dr. Greene Shepherd, clinical toxicologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and director of the North Texas Poison Center. “Since sweat is one of the body’s first defenses a ...
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  Hot Weather Tips
It happens every summer: Overzealous fitness and nature enthusiasts ignore common sense guidelines and suffer heat-related illness they could have avoided. Heat exhaustion kicks in when your body dehydrates due to sweat (fluid) loss with no fluid replacement. Symptoms include fatigue; weakness; dizziness; muscle cramps; nausea; and cool, clammy, pale, red or flushed skin. Move to a cooler environment to avoid further dehydration and drink a cold sports drink. Seek medical attention for seriou ...
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    Insect Repellant
As West Nile virus moves rapidly across the United States, doctors are recommending that people be more cautious about the mosquitoes buzzing around. Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus can pass the disease to humans. While human infection is rare, some people exposed to the virus suffer mild-to-moderate flu-like symptoms. Dr. Elizabeth Race, an infectious diseases specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, recommends using an insect repellent with a low percentage of D ...
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    Stick With It!
Summer is nearly over, but that doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of physical activity for the next year. Here are ideas to help keep you moving. 1. Set long-range goals. Perhaps you want to get in shape for a winter ski trip. Don’t wait until the last minute! Good strengthening exercises for skiing muscles include lunges, knee extensions, the leg press, as well as stair climbing and hill running, says Steve Farrell, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist at The Cooper Institute. 2. Say ...
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