Extremely hot temperatures this week could mean danger for some people.  If you have an elderly neighbor or relative, be sure to check on them every day and look for signs of heat related illness, including headaches, extremely hot skin, increased body temperature, loss of consciousness, seizures and irregular heartbeats.  

Anyone experiencing those symptoms should seek help immediately.  Doctors say people should drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous outdoor activity to beat the heat, but if you have to be outside, don't overdo it and take frequent breaks in the shade.

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