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Avoiding heat exhaustion during the summer months

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Health department says over the past four weeks it has seen at least one case of heat exhaustion, heat exposure and heatstroke every day.

As a result, doctors are reminding everyone to slow down, cool down and drink more water.  

They also want you to know the warning signs of a heatstroke . They include a hot body temperature, red, dry skin with no sweat, a rapid pulse, a headache, dizziness and nausea.

Those most prone to heat issues are the elderly, people with high blood pressure or those working or exercising in a hot environment.

If you do suspect a heat injury, make sure you try and cool down by grabbing some water, getting inside or taking a cool bath.

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