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Treating heat illnesses

POSTED: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 4:11pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:37am

East Texas — As the 100-degree days continue, so do the reports of heat exhaustion.

Today is the fifteenth day this summer with temperatures in the triple digits.

To put that in perspective, all of last summer we had just six days at or above 100 degrees.

Health officials say more people are coming to the hospital for heat-related illnesses than in years past.

Officials say if you must be outside try to stay in the shade and drink plenty of fluids.

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My Nephew works for WRIGHTS TREE SERVICE in Jacksonville Texas,formally ASPHLUNDH he goes around and trims trees from the Power Lines and he goes to work at 6am and works 12 hour shifts and he goes up to over 100 foot in the air . He has been working in the 100 degree heat for 5 years and he also works in the 20 degree weather as well

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