A doctor’s hints for beating the HEAT

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With the heat wave expected to last most of this week, health experts advise Valley residents to take measures to be safe during extreme temperatures, which can prove to be dangerous, especially for certain people.

Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Jesus Rodriguez offers the following safety tips to be safe under the sun:

Cover up

One of the best ways to be sun safe is to keep an eye on the clock. Try to avoid the sun altogether when the rays are strongest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Use your shadow as a measure. If it’s shorter than your height, it’s time to protect yourself from extended exposure.

If you’re going to be in direct sunlight, it is essential to wear hats and other protective clothing. Find a hat that has ventilation and a full brim, preferably three inches, to protect your head, face, ears, and neck. Use sunglasses with UV protection. There are many shirts on the market vented for coolness, and designed for sun protection...

 

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