With only about four weeks left before school starts back, students will most likely be trying to spend as much time having fun and shucking responsibility before having to return to the halls of education.
For some this will mean spending a lot of time outside and despite the chances of relaxing summer rains blowing through, the potential for some common summer health risks are still present.
While a lot of people refer to any form of heat-related illness as having a heatstroke, there are really three levels of heat illness.
According to a presentation to the GHSA by Diane King an athletic trainer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the three levels of heat illness are heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
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