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Heat Stress in Children? Keep 'Em Cool this Summer

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Do you know the precautions you need to take if your kids are playing outside on a very hot day?
Air Date: July 31, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Mark Halstead, MD
mark halsteadDr. Mark Halstead, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Sports Concussion Program.
Heat Stress in Children? Keep 'Em Cool this Summer
What are the precautions you need to take if your kids are playing outside on a very hot day?

If your child/teen has sports practice outside in hot weather, what are the recommendations for hydration, rest, emergency service availability, and rapid cool down?

Does the coach know these procedures? And, as a parent, will you be called obnoxious if you ask the coach if they are aware of the special risks associated with kids and heat stress?

Are there special considerations in place for any kid who has a special health care need, or for those who may not be in great physical condition?

These questions and more are answered as Dr. Mark Halstead, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to make sure your children are safe in the summer heat... whether they are playing sports or just playing outside.

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