BOISE, Idaho — With the summer heat rising and many of us heading outdoors, doctors want you to play it safe. The warmer temperatures combined with a holiday weekend can be a lethal combination.
Dehydration is the biggest culprit and drinking enough fluids is a must. Children and the elderly are more at risk, and if you are enjoying the holiday with those who are older, make sure they stay in the shad or even indoors to avoid heat stroke.
Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of dehydration. The most common problem on the Fourth of July is a sunburn, so make sure to wear your sunscreen.