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Dehydration Dangers

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Summary: Dehydration often sneaks up on you. But it's more than just being thirsty; it can be deadly. Learn how to keep you and your loved ones healthy and hydrated.
Air Date: 8/2/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Michael Gerardi, MD
Dr. Michael Gerardi is the vice president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is from Morristown, NJ, where he serves on the faculty for emergency medicine/pediatric emergency medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is also the director of pediatric medicine at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Gerardi is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He is a member of the Medical Legal Committee and the ACEP/AAP Advanced Pediatric Life Support Task Force. Within ACEP, Dr. Gerardi has served on the Finance Committee and Section Affairs Committee and previously chaired the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee. Dr. Gerardi has been active in the New Jersey Chapter of ACEP, having been elected Treasurer and Secretary prior to tenure as president from 2001-2002.

Dr. Gerardi graduated from Georgetown University Medical School and completed his residency training at Emory University Hospitals in Atlanta.

Dehydration Dangers
Dehydration often sneaks up on you. But it's more than just being thirsty;

When you're dehydrated, it means that your body does not have the amount of fluids it should.

This can range from mild to severe. When severe, it can be a life-threatening emergency.

Dr. Gerardi will break down why you get dehydrated and what happens to your body when this happens, as well as important information to stay healthy and hydrated while in extreme heat or heavy exertion.