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How To Stay Safe And Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses As Temperatures Rise

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Ezra David Romero
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Valley Public Radio
Kids play at a summer camp on the San Joaquin River in 2014.

Wherever you are in the Valley, you’ve likely been enjoying the reprieve from the heat wave that left us all sweaty and guzzling water earlier this month. Beginning Saturday, unfortunately, most of us are in for another round of triple-digit days, this one even longer.

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Credit Dr. Rene Ramirez
Dr. Rene Ramirez is an emergency physician at Community Medical Centers, a faculty member at UCSF Fresno, and the Public Health Officer of Calaveras County.

So how can we stay safe in such oppressive heat? In this interview, FM89’s Kerry Klein learned how to prevent and keep an eye out for heat-related illnesses from Dr. Rene Ramirez, an emergency physician at Community Medical Centers and faculty member at UCSF Fresno, as well as the Public Health Officer of Calaveras County.