Who is at Risk for a heart attack in the heat?

Man at a construction site is saying, "Working outside puts me at risk."

Many people don’t know that they are at increased risk for serious health problems like heart attacks, stroke, and kidney failure when the weather heats up. Temperatures are going to heat up this weekend and through next week. Now is the time to find out if you at higher risk and get ready. If you’re […]

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Hot weather tips during a pandemic

During COVID-19, there are fewer public places to cool off when the weather is hot. We have tips for how to prevent from overheating this summer, including when wearing a face covering or when working outdoors or from home.

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Who is most susceptible to heat? It could be YOU!

Temperatures this week are expected to rise into the low 90s, with some humidity. To my friends in Los Angeles and New Mexico, that’s scarcely hot enough to raise an eyebrow. But here in King County, most people don’t have air conditioning, so our local emergency departments see an uptick of people with serious health […]

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5 reasons why hot weather raises health alarms

Hot weather isn’t just uncomfortable – it can be dangerous. When temperatures are very hot in King County, we see a rise in the number of hospitalizations, Emergency Medical Service calls, and most sadly, deaths. And it’s not just heat stroke and heat exhaustion: heart problems, stroke, and kidney failure are common health problems on […]

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