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Summer is Here: Protect Yourself Against the Heat

Older adults need to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by staying in the air-conditioned indoors as much as possible. Drink lots of water. If going outside, wear a hat and light clothing. Drink even more water. If outdoors more than just a short while, take a break in the shade and enjoy a cold glass of iced tea.

Signs of sunstroke (or heat stroke) vary, but may include: dizziness, headache, nausea, muscle cramps, rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing, and disorientation. If these symptoms appear – even if you have never experienced sun stroke before – go indoors and call 911.

Like the glorious wildflowers of Texas, protect yourself from the heat and enjoy the prairie summer with friends and family.