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Tips For Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses


During periods of high temperatures and a high heat index, the Ohio Department of Health urges people to take precautions to prevent potentially dangerous heat-related illnesses, including heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

"Heat-related illnesses pose a serious health risk for all people, but especially for the very young, the elderly, and individuals who are overweight or have chronic medical conditions,” said ODH Medical Director Clint Koenig, M.D. “These illnesses are preventable by taking precautions like drinking plenty of cool fluids and monitoring or limiting outdoor activities.”

Tips to follow during periods of high temperatures and high humidity are available at

Page Updated: 8/28/2018