Healthier Hawaii: Heat-related illnesses

Published: Jul. 25, 2019 at 11:18 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Summer is here, which means it’s much hotter out. But being outdoors for too long, however, can lead to heat-related illnesses.

Heat-related illnesses happen to athletes or people who are exerting themselves in extreme weather which can be humid, or we lose our trade winds. During that time, the body overheats. When that happens, the organ starts to fail.

Dr. Rachel Coel is the pediatric sports physician for the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. She spoke with Billy in depth about heat-related illnesses.

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