Heat Advisory

Mountainside Medical Center wants you to be safe as hot and humid weather is expected.

Cooling centers are available at the following locations:

The Salvation Army 13 Trinity Place Montclair, NJ 

Here are a few hot weather safety tips to keep in mind, and have a happy and healthy summer!

  • Eat several light meals daily, with plenty of summer’s fruits and vegetables and healthy lean protein
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar, which cause you to lose more body fluid.
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle
  • Reduce activity levels in very hot weather
  • If you must exercise outdoors, do so in the early morning or evening, and drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothes
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.
  • Take a cool shower, or bath, to help lower your body temperature
  • If your house or apartment are too hot, spend at least a few hours in an air conditioned mall, public library or movie theater
  • Monitor medications: check with your doctor or pharmacist to learn if your medications, including over the counter items, increase your risk for heat stress.
Call 9-1-1 if you think someone is experiencing these signs of heat stroke:
 
Headache
Rapid pulse
Lack of sweat
Red hot dry skin
Dizziness, nausea
Feeling tired or weak
Over 102°F body temp
Loss of consciousness
 

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