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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

October 2017 is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! is sponsored by
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Collaborating Organizations

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual observance held in October that promotes breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is a group of diseases that affects breast tissue. Both women and men can get breast cancer, though it is much more common in women. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women around the world. Getting regular screenings (along with treatment if diagnosed) lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer. Screening tests can find breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are highest.

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

Each year in the United States, about 237,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,100 in men. About 41,000 women and 450 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer.

Check out the Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know Fact Sheet
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