As the summer sets in and the temperatures begin to rise the local health officials are urging caution. Emergency Services Director at OSF St. Anthony's Health Center Nikki Brunaugh tells The Big Z staying hydrated is important.
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Temperatures in a confined space like a car can lead to brain damage and even death in some cases. The effects can be especially severe for children as their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults. In July of 1995 more than 1,000 people in the Midwest died from the results of a severe heat wave. For more high temperature safety tips visit www.Ready.Illinois.Gov .