Summer’s Here! With all the fun in the sun don’t forget that all that sunshine can pose health problems, even for kids. Children may not seem to even notice the heat but their bodies are affected just as adults’. NEVER leave a child in a car or any vehicle, especially in hot weather. The temperature inside a vehicle can rise much higher than the temperature outside, so high that it can cause death. According to the American Academy
of Pediatrics (AAP) children feel the effects of extreme heat just as adults do so parents need to protect children from prolonged exposure. The AAP recommends parents keep children hydrated, find a cool place with air conditioning (try the library or a mall), give children a cool bath or shower, and to remember the effects of sun exposure. More tips and helpful links can be found on their web page at www.healthychildren.org.