It's Hot, Hot, Hot! Summertime heat can be dangerous for anyone. Some people are at risk of serious health effects-even death-from getting overheated. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body is unable to cool itself. The most common heat-related illnesses are heat stroke (sun stroke), heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat rash.
Those at highest risk from summer's heat are:
People who are overweight or obese
People with health conditions like heart disease and asthma
People who work outside
People who take medications that make them sun-sensitive
Click here to find out what you need to know about the effects of hot weather and what you can do to keep cool.