Beat the Heat

Heat-related illnesses claim the lives of hundreds of people each year, so it is important to take these precautions when working or playing outside during the hot summer months:

  • Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that is light in color
  • Reduce strenuous activities or do them during the cooler parts of the day. Fun in the Sun Your summer plans may include hitting the beach, or just spending more time outdoors. Make sure you plan to avoid sunburn, which can increase your risk of skin cancer.

For more information, contact the Center for Disease Con-trol at 1-800-CDC-INFO  or visit or talk to your healthcare provider. Don’t have one? Visit for more information about the 115 primary and specialty care providers of the Riverside Medical Group.