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Piedmont Health District

Our mission is to achieve and maintain optimum
personal and community health.

        Alexander P. Samuel MD MPH
Health Director, Piedmont Health District
       111 South Street, First Floor
             Farmville, VA 23901
                (434) 392-3984

Tick Bite Prevention

Extreme Heat

Stay Safe and Healthy This Summer
Extreme Heat

The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer. Extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. Heat stress ranges from milder conditions like heat rash and heat cramps to the most common, heat exhaustion. The most serious heat-related illness is heat stroke. Your best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities, and clothing during hot weather can help you remain safe and healthy. Here are some tips to help make your summer the best and healthiest one yet.

Grilling Safety

GrillingOutdoor grilling is one of the most popular ways to cook food during the summer. As you and your family cook outdoors, its' important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent foodborne illnesses. For more information and tips for safe grilling:

•    Summer Injury and Illness Prevention– Food Safety

•    Barbecue and Food Safety






Last Updated: 07-17-2015

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