Arkansas Childrens Hospital

By Sam Smith, MD, Surgeon in Chief, Arkansas Children's Hospital

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A relatively mild summer may mean more pleasant days and fewer sunburns, but don't let those cooler temps fool you: Kids are still at risk for heat illness.

As we approach warmer weather, the medical team at Arkansas Children's Hospital expects to see more young athletes come to our Emergency Department needing treatment for heat exhaustion and even heat stroke

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