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By Jason M. Howe | Agent in York, PA

It's The Heat Stupid!

If you live in the Northeast, I don't need to explain to you the massive heat wave that has enveloped us for the last few days.  I have seen some rather peculiar behavior over this time, and am willing to write it off to the heat.  But the most important thing to remember when the mercury rises, is to take care of yourself by drinking plenty of fluids (preferably water or Gatorade, if working in the heat or to replenish lost electrolytes) and making sure you are getting plenty of rest or breaks if you are working out in the heat. 

Most important, is to check up on your elderly or disabled neighbors and family members to make sure they are coping well with the heat.  Those of us fortunate to have air conditioning can help out others who don't by inviting them over for a chat, games or just to spend time with them.  Call your local Salvation Army or homeless shelters to see if they need any water or ice.  A little help can go a long way during these Dog Days of Summer. 

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