Prevention—June 12, 2017
Prevention featured an article on how children in the summer can avoid hyperthermia, which is abnormally high body temperature that can cause heat exhaustion to heat stroke.
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS, gave advice for parents to keep their children healthy during the summer.
"Like sunburn and bug bites, hyperthermia is a bane of summer that can be prevented," said Dr. Metzl.
Staying hydrated and dressing lightly are some of the tips to avoid heat exhaustion. Additionally, Dr. Metzl advised to watch the weather, and to limit your child's most intense activity before noon and after 4 p.m. "Hot, heavy air makes it harder to sweat," he added.
Read the full article at prevention.com