HEAT WAVE

Know when to seek medical attention for heat-related illness

Dr. Ralph Yates has spent much of his medical career caring for athletes as a family medicine doctor.

While seniors and young children are especially vulnerable to heat-related illness, he said it’s often healthy adults who end up in his office needing treatment on hot days.

“The patients that often get into trouble are people that go out and perform heavy exercise in the middle of the day. I see men . . .

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