Summer Heat Isn’t Far Away — Some Safety Tips Here to Tuck Away

With July 4th a day away, summer’s really starting to heat up for a lot of us. If you plan on spending a lot of time outside this weekend, it’s good to keep an eye out for heat-related illness. The New York Times does a good job outlining what to watch for and what to do. 

Keeping Your Cool – NYTimes.com.

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