Staying Safe in the Heat: Tips from Overlake Family Medicine Jessie Wang, MD

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When the temperature rises, it's important to take extra steps to keep you and your loved ones safe. Many Washingtonians aren't accustomed to scorching temperatures, and many homes are not equipped with air conditioning to cool off, making beating the heat all the more difficult. 

Heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, can occur during spikes of hot weather. It's crucial to act quickly by cooling the body off or seeking medical attention when necessary.

Jessie Wang, MD, a family medicine provider at Overlake Clinics Sammamish Primary Care, shared helpful information with FOX 13 News about some of the warning signs of heat-related illness and when it's time to call 911. 

Watch the FOX 13 News video

For more in-depth information on the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses in children and teens, specifically, please visit the Overlake Health Library