Tips for summer heat safety

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Tips for summer heat safety. Registered Nurse Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on June 9, 2017. (WPVI)

We have some extreme heat coming our way. And after a colder spell, it may take a bit longer for our bodies to get used to it.

Emergency room doctors are reminding everyone to stay safe.

Heat illness can range from mild muscle cramps to a full-blown heat stroke.

The very young, very old and people who work outside or those with chronic illnesses are most at risk.

"So if you notice that you're feeling nauseous, you have a headache, you're feeling a little dizzy or lightheaded, or you notice that a loved one who's exposed to the heat is feeling this way, you want to get then out of the heat as soon as possible because you don't want it to progress to a full-blown heat stroke," said Dr. Tom Waters.

With heat stroke, the body starts shutting down. Sweating stops, people may be confused or unconscious. This is considered a medical emergency.

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