12/13/2010

A U.S. study showed that the number of emergency department visits due to exercise-related heat injuries, such as heat exhaustion, dehydration and heat syncope, rose by 133% between 1997 and 2006, with children and teens accounting for 48% of the cases. Researchers found that 75% of the injuries happened during sports or exercise and 21% during everyday activities, such as yard work.

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