Hot days carry health risks

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The forecast is calling for temperatures of 90-plus for the next few days, and medical professionals say people should take note of the health risks associated with that kind of heat.

Experts warn too much fun in the sun can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Nurse Practitioner Christopher Darienzo says symptoms to be aware of are dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting and excessive sweating.

MORE: WEATHER CENTER

Darienzo says those symptoms can lead to dehydration, seizures and even death. He recommends drinking plenty of water, wearing loose-fitting, light-colored clothing and taking breaks from exposure to the heat by heading indoors into air conditioning.

There are several cooling centers open across the Island. Some towns have also extended pool hours over the weekend.

More info:
More Information on Nassau cooling centers
Saladino extends pool hours

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