Too Hot to Handle
As extreme summertime heat becomes more common and lasts longer, the risk of heat-related deaths and illnesses increases. There's a new twist during the COVID-19 pandemic, too: Wearing a face mask can make it feel even hotter. While a variety of serious health impacts, including heart attack, can result from excessive temperatures, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are among the most common. Here are some of the most important things to understand about heat stroke (and its precursor, heat exhaustion) as well the primary symptoms.
(To make things a little more bearable amid the pandemic, here are Masks and Accessories to Make Covering Your Face More Comfortable.)