Doctors issue critical warning over sweltering conditions

Temperatures are soaring to dangerous levels across the country. Doctors are warning everyone it’s critical to take care in these sweltering conditions. Dr. Baruch Fertel is an emergency room doctor at the Cleveland Clinic. He says everyone needs to be on alert for heat exhaustion, which happens when there isn’t enough fluid in the body. Dr. Fertel says some symptoms to look out for are cramping, the body being warm to the touch, decreased sweating, some dizziness and some nausea. Young children, the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions…

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Health department warns Virginians of increase in respiratory illnesses this summer

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Health is warning residents of an increase in reports of respiratory illnesses across the Commonwealth compared to previous summers. While respiratory illnesses are more common during the winter or during flu season, health officials are seeing an increase in reports this summer. Those reports involve different regions of the state and different diseases, including pertussis (whooping cough), influenza, Haemophilus influenzae infection, Legionnaire’s disease, and pneumonia caused by rhinovirus or human metapneumovirus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Health officials say the majority…

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