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Extreme Heat:
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Studies estimate that the combined Excessive Heat Events attributes summertime mortality for several U.S. metropolitan areas is well above 1,000 deaths per year.

During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness, and recommended first aid steps.

As a quick reference resource, the Excessive Heat Events Guidebook in Brief offers summary information and useful tips to prepare for and respond to excessive heat.

Prepare for extreme heat! (EPA)

Local Health Observances

September 2017 is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! is sponsored by
American College of Sports Medicine

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is an annual observance held in September that encourages all family to make healthy changes together. Get Involved! Take action to increase awareness about childhood obesity. Set an example by talking with family members and friends about eating healthy, getting enough physical activity, and limiting screen time.

Promote farm-to-school programs and school gardens. Encourage schools to join the HealthierUS School Challenge.

One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

COAM in action. The movement to recognize and act on childhood obesity continues to grow as organizations and initiatives from every sector unite to work toward a healthier society.

Here are a few with helpful ideas, resources and background information in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Check out the COAM Infographic

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