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  • From extreme cold to extreme heat

    While we just made it through a very cold February in Ontario, the beginning of the spring thaw is an opportunity to start planning for the summer and the potential for heat-related illnesses. Extreme heat events are on the rise in Canada and several...
  • Heat-induced illness

    A quick reference with 5 things you need to know related to heat-induced illness.
  • Pan Am athletes, exercise and extreme heat

    With temperatures rising, Environment Canada issued its first heat warning of the summer for Southern Ontario this past weekend. Athletes of the Pan Am Games were also issued a special warning , advising them to watch for signs of heat-related illness...
  • Helpful Hints of Hydration

    Summertime in Canada is for many an opportunity to enjoy plenty of fun and relaxation. As Canadians, we frequently enjoy our time off during the summer months playing sports, exercising, or spending time at the cottage with family and friends. We love...
  • Extreme Heat Events

    Info and tools for health care providers on the dangers of extreme heat, and how to properly prevent, diagnose and treat heat-related illnesses.
  • Mental health, homelessness and exposure

    Patients with mental illness are particularly vulnerable during extreme heat events this summer for a number of biopsychosocial reasons. Social conditions, medications and other health conditions can all contribute to the increased risk for heat-related...
  • Which of your patients are at risk this summer?

    When we think about summer safety, it’s easy to recall warnings against leaving pets in cars on hot days; sunscreen and skin cancer have made their way into popular discourse; and everyone knows it’s important to stay hydrated. But helping...
  • New Online Program Prepares Health Care Providers for Extreme Heat

    Health care providers across Canada now have access to a free online program at extremeheat.ca to better prepare them to prevent and manage heat-related illness. This program comes at a critical time as extreme heat events, more commonly known as heat...
  • Getting ready for extreme heat

    Summer is here and as temperatures rise, it’s time to begin preparing for extreme heat events. Extreme heat poses a risk for our patients, and their families, as high temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses, exacerbate pre-existing conditions...
  • Seniors and summer safety

    As we age, keeping our bodies cool can get a little bit harder. Older adults are at an increased risk for developing heat-related illness , in part, because of reduced sweating ability and reduced cardiac capacity. Other risk factors, such as various...