Summer is here and temperatures are on the rise. It won't take long it all for the body to over heat and the worst case scenario heat stroke.  Here are three tips to stay safe in the heat from CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System.

STAY COOL: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing; wear sunscreen; avoid hot meals; and check to be sure everyone is out of the care before leaving! Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep

STAY HYDRATED: drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. A sports drink can replace the salt and minerals you lose when you sweat.

STAY INFORMED: Check your local news or Weather app for extreme heat alerts and safety tips. Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses; Monitor those at high risk!

As always, their emergency center is always ready if you think someone is experiencing a heat stroke.

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Learn more about their Stroke Program at christusstmichael.org/stroke.