A "Hot" Topic--Exercise-Related Heat Illness
During our recent run of days over 100 degrees we have received many questions about the effect of heat on children and adolescents, especially young athletes. What is the difference between heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke? How much should parents and coaches be concerned when symptoms arise? What are the best ways to treat affected children? And most importantly, how can we prevent heat-related illness?
This brief article from the American Academy of Pediatrics' healthychildren.org gives you the tools you need to keep kids from getting too hot and to recognize and start treatment when they do.