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Hot Springs, Ark. – Summertime activities, whether they are work related or for personal
pleasure, need to be balanced with methods that aid the body’s cooling mechanisms
to prevent heat-related illness, or hyperthermia. Several factors can influence the
body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather. For example, high humidity
can prevent sweat from evaporating as quickly, inhibiting the body’s ability to release
heat. Other factors that may limit a person’s ability to regulate body temperature
include age (especially senior adults and children ages 0-4), obesity, heart disease,
poor circulation, dehydration, sunburns, prescription drugs and alcohol consumption.
There are several levels of hyperthermia:
The best defense against hyperthermia is prevention. Here are some useful tips:
For more information on heat safety, contact the Garland County Extension Office at
623-6841 or 922-4703, email Jessica at email@example.com, or visit our website at www.uaex.uada.edu.
Are you interested in joining an existing Extension Homemakers Club? EHC is the largest
volunteer organization in the state. For information on EHC call 623-6841 or 922-4703
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in becoming a Master Gardener and would like more information,
you’re welcome to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1pm at the Elks Lodge. You may also call the Extension
office on 623-6841 or 922-4703 or email email@example.com.
We have several 4-H clubs for our Garland county youth who are 5 to 19 years old.
For more information on all the fun 4-H activities there are, call the Extension Office
at 623-6841 or 922-4703 or email Linda Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
By Jessica Vincent County Extension Agent - FCSThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jessica Vincent County Extension Agent - FCS
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
236 Woodbine Hot Springs AR 71901
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to
participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension
office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible
persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information,
or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity