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Beating the Summer Heat

By Brandon Troullier - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Its the summertime, and with the summer season comes higher temperatures that could cause you to suffer from major medical conditions like heat exhaustion, heat stroke or worse.

Dr. Robert Anderson from the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital says, "if you start getting really hot, get out the heat, but some people can't get out the heat because they have jobs".

Like Jeffery Carrier, whose job has him in the heat all day long and he says that "if you don't get that shade, you're going to dehydrate and pass out".

Not all jobs require you to be outside in the heat to face extreme conditions.  Tim Landry, a mechanic fro LCMH works in the boiler room and claims "it stays around 100 degrees in here, and in the heart part of the summer, it gets 105."

So stay hydrated and if you can avoid being in the sun during its hottest temperatures.

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