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Getting Health Workers Ready For Climate Effects

Khagani Hasanov, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40332546

It will be a while (we hope) before anyone says "sure is a hot one today."  July, maybe?  We don't really know anymore, now that our summers seem to come earlier and hotter (and smokier, in our region). 

Health workers have to deal with more cases of heat-related illness and even death each year.  Science journalist Dave Levitansays that's something health departments should be prepared to handle.  He visits with details on what he's found in the way of preparation.  

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