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Journal EntryHow extreme heat conditions affect the body
Extreme heat poses a high risk and can impair the body's ability to regulate core temperatures that can lead to a variety of heat-related illnesses such as dehydration and heat stroke.
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Journal Entry Troff documentSummertime heat poses risk for soldiers' PT
This summer has produced an exceptional amount of record heat across the U.S. This has impacted the Army’s PT with two incidences of soldier death and several cases of heat-related illness.
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Journal EntrySummer heat and the outdoors—a perfect recipe for heat illness
Summer is here! These reminders will help keep you and your family safe during outdoor activities in the heat.
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Journal Entry D source codeDefining “heat illness”
At some point, you’ll be required to perform in a hot environment, whether it’s on a mission or for the PRT. When you do, be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of progressing heat illness.
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Journal EntryAfter heatstroke, when is it safe to exercise?
Heatstroke is a potentially deadly consequence of exercising. &quot;This is a very controversial area, even more so than concussions,&quot; said Dr. Francis G. O'Connor, president of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. He moderated a debate on the topic at a recent meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.<br /><br /><br />
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Journal EntryHow to help your skin survive the summer sun
Summer sun can damage your skin.
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