Preventing Heat-related Dehydration


July 14, 2021

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Preventing Heat-related Dehydration

Working or playing outside in the summer sun and heat can put you at risk for dehydration. Dehydration happens when you lose more fluids than you take in and your body doesn’t have enough fluids to work properly. People with chronic illnesses or who take certain medications are at higher risk for dehydration. The key to preventing dehydration is to make sure that you get enough fluids. Learn more about prevention, treatment, and the signs of dehydration.

What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare and serious health problem that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. This leads to nerve inflammation that causes muscle weakness or paralysis and other symptoms. Recovery can take weeks, months, or years, but most people survive and recover completely. Read more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Food Insecurity

Food insecurity means that you don’t have regular access to nutritious food because of a lack of money and other resources, like where you live or transportation. Hunger and health problems can be increased by food insecurity. Learn more about where to find nutrition assistance for people of all ages.

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome 🎥

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome is a disease of the placenta, not the babies. It affects twins or other multiples that share a single placenta with blood vessels that go from one baby to the other. In about 15 percent of cases, a shared vessel causes an unequal exchange of blood. Laser surgery may correct the problem. Watch the video to learn more about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and the laser surgery.

Reduce Migraines Through Diet

A new NIH-funded study found that people with migraines who ate a diet higher in fatty fish and lower in vegetable oils had fewer monthly headaches and reduced the intensity of their pain. Learn more about the results of the study.

Rice Bowl Southwestern Style

This Rice Bowl Southwestern Style is a perfect way to use leftover vegetables, proteins, and cooked grains like rice or quinoa.