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Beat the Heat
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We all know that the Texas heat is no joke, and can reach temperatures in the 100s consistently. As the summer heat intensifies, it’s important to find ways to stay cool and comfortable while enjoying the season. By implementing some simple strategies, you can beat the heat and make the most of your summer days.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Drinking an ample amount of water is crucial to beat the heat and prevent dehydration. Dehydration can be life-threatening if you don’t prevent and treat it. Signs of dehydration are feeling thirsty, lightheaded, dry mouth, tiredness, having dark-colored and strong-smelling urine, and passing urine less often than usual. To help prevent this, keep a water bottle with you at all times and aim to drink at least 8 cups of water per day. You can also consume hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumbers, and citrus fruits to replenish electrolytes. If you or someone you know starts to experience severe dehydration, seek immediate medical attention.

Dress Smartly

Opt for lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing made from breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen. These materials allow better air circulation and help wick away sweat, keeping you cooler. Having lightweight material that covers your skin (like a long sleeve linen shirt) will not only keep you cooler, but it will also protect you from the sun. A wide-brimmed hat will also help protect you from the sun and provide shade for your face and neck.

Seek Shade and Limit Sun Exposure

When the sun is at its peak, usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., try to stay in shaded areas as much as possible. If you need to be outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. If you’re going to the park, or to the beach, take an umbrella or tent to set up a shady spot throughout the day!

Chill out with Cool Treats

A great way to help cool down is to indulge in a frozen treat! Ice cream, popsicles, or smoothies are all great options to help cool down from the inside out. These are also fun summer activities to try with the kids because you can easily make them at home and experiment with different flavors. You can also incorporate fruit for a healthier option and additional hydration.

Beating the summer heat is all about staying cool, hydrated, and smart. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the summer season while keeping your body comfortable and refreshed. Embrace the warmth, take necessary precautions, and make unforgettable memories during these sunny days!

Ready when you need us

Regardless of what type of medical situation you may be facing, Community First ER is here to help. There’s no need to make an appointment, and you won’t have to wait. Our board-certified physicians and nurses will always be ready to see you. We understand that emergencies aren’t always convenient, which is why we do everything we can to make your experience with us as hassle-free as possible. From the moment you arrive at Community First ER to the moment you leave us our compassionate and knowledgeable staff will take care of you or your family member appropriately. If your condition warrants transportation to a local hospital, we can easily arrange this using our ambulance and helipad services. Our 9,000-square-foot facility includes an onsite lab, radiology, and imaging services and is equipped to provide adult, pediatric, and adolescent emergency and critical care. We strive to provide the most effective and most efficient medical care in a stress-free and comfortable environment.

We are here to help

At Community First ER, we are committed to providing you the best possible care now and always. With adult and pediatric emergency care available, we have a team of board-certified medical and surgical specialists we consult to help manage our patients and their medical emergencies. We form relationships with local doctors to ensure that our patients have access to the best specialists for their individual needs. You can call ahead and discuss your symptoms at any time.

We are Community First Emergency Room – committed to putting your community, health, and YOU FIRST, every day.

If you are a loved one experiencing an urgent or emergency medical issue, please contact us right away at 281-343-3134.

About Community First ER

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