With hot temperatures predicted, The Herald reported on ways to stay safe and keep cool. Read the article, "Summer heat comes on strong; health officials urge caution."
Everett Clinic pediatrician Dr. Aisha Reuler, who sees patients at Harbour Pointe Pediatrics, contributed:
"Drinking water before you feel thirsty is one of the most important things you can do, said Dr. Aisha Reuler, a pediatrician at The Everett Clinic. That's especially true for young children, even though it's hard to get them to drink as much water as they need in the heat, she said.
Infants and toddlers shouldn't be in direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun's rays are strongest. “If you can, just avoid being in the sun when the temperatures get high,” Reuler said.
Chuck Morrison, executive director of the American Red Cross Snohomish County chapter, also emphasized drinking water, “Stay hydrated, that's always the key piece." Keep water available at all times for kids and pets, he said.