Cars: Hotter Than You Think
    August 3, 2005
    Cars: Hotter Than You Think

    Kids (and pets) left alone in cars have died from heat stroke on days as cool as 70 degrees Fahrenheit. How can this be? We all know that on hot August afternoons the inside of cars can become unbeara…

    Summer Is Heating Up!
    July 31, 2003
    Summer Is Heating Up!

    It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere – and hot, really hot, in many areas.  We are warm-blooded. Our bodies produce heat. When a muscle contracts, only about 25 percent of the energy is used fo…

    Heat Stroke
    October 30, 2002
    Heat Stroke: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat prostration Introduction to heat stroke: Whether it’s a baby at the beach on a hot day, a toddler left in a sweltering car, or a budding young at…

    Heat Wave
    August 15, 2002
    Heat Wave

    I’ve been in earthquakes, firestorms, and hurricanes. I’ve been in a storm cellar when a tornado passed outside. All of these natural disasters are powerful dramas, taking and changing lives where…