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It’s sunny and hot and one of the easiest times of year to get kids out of the house.
But soaking up the rays can also put children at risk of heat-related illnesses like heatstroke and dehydration, according to a pediatrician at B.C. Children’s Hospital.
“When the weather does heat up like this, we do see more cases [of child hospitalizations for heat-related conditions],” said Dr. Ian Pike.
Most cases are readily treatable through hydration and electrolyte treatment but the more serious ones need medical attention.
“If they’ve got to a point where they’re bright red and dry, this is a very,
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