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DTM Seminar Series: “Global Warming and Extreme Heat: Recognition and Prevention of Heat-Stress Related Illnesses”

Downtown Campus
404 (conference room)

Featuring Dr. James Diaz, MD., Ph.D., Professor (LSU)

Since the 1950s, the number of daily record high temperatures has increased, and the annual incidence of heat waves has doubled. Heat waves cause deaths from heat strokes in athletes and outdoor workers, in children abandoned in vehicles, and in the homebound handicapped and elderly. Everyone should recognize the predisposing risk factors for and the earliest warning signs of increasing heat stress in order to react quickly with life-saving measures to prevent rapid progression to fatal heat stroke.