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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)

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November 2017 is National American Diabetes Month

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National American Diabetes Month! is sponsored by
American Diabetes Association

National American Diabetes Awareness Month is an annual observance held in November to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes. Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia.

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance.

Check out the Statistics About Diabetes
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