Helping Your Child Prevent Dehydration at Practice

As fall sports start up, now is a great time to instill good hydration habits in your kids. Without frequent reminders, children may not drink enough liquid to stay hydrated while participating in extracurricular activities. Prolonged amounts of heat, strenuous exercise, and inadequate fluid intake can lead to dehydration. The symptoms of dehydration include thirst, excessive fatigue, dry skin, cramps, infrequent urination, dizziness, and confusion. If left untreated, it can lead to serious heat-related illnesses.
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Child Safety: Look Before You Lock

Forgetting a child in the backseat of a car can be a grave mistake, even on days with cooler temperatures. According to the CDC, cars can heat up 20 degrees in roughly 10 minutes and lead to serious heat-related illness or death. Though a preventable tragedy, many of the childhood deaths from heatstroke in hot cars are accidental. Protect the children in your life and help reduce hot car deaths with the following tips.
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3 Levels of Heat-Related Illness

While spending time outside is a great way to get fresh air and exercise, spending too much time in sweltering heat without relief can be dangerous. Prolonged exposure to heat can lead to heat-related illnesses like mild heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or severe heat stroke. Each level of illness causes different symptoms. Knowing the warning signs will help you identify the degree of seriousness and how you should respond.
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3 Key Components of Workplace Safety

Is safety a priority at your workplace? Safety guidelines are beneficial for both employees and employers. Establishing best practices for injury prevention can help protect workers from serious accidents. For business owners, reducing injuries helps reduce business costs, foster employee well-being, and improve the work environment. To create a culture of workplace safety, focus on the following three areas: ergonomics, fatigue, and fall prevention.
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Plan For It: Tropical Storm & Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Hurricane season in Houston usually begins in June and continues through November. Are you prepared for a potential storm? Check all of these items off your list and know where to go in the event of a medical emergency. CHI St. Luke’s Health has multiple hospital emergency departments and freestanding emergency rooms located throughout the Greater Houston area for convenient access to care.Read More

Why You Should Teach Your Children About Food Allergies

An estimated 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. has a food allergy. Even if your family isn’t allergic to anything, it’s important for all children to learn about food allergies. Allergic reactions can be life-threatening, and everyone—adults and children included—should know how to identify the symptoms of a food allergy emergency. Teach your children about food allergies so they know how to help themselves or others who may need immediate medical assistance.
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