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  • Extreme Heat Safety Tips

    Summer temperatures in Virginia normally climb into the upper 90’s and even reach over 100 degrees at times. The hot temperatures and high heat indexes can cause ill health effects. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough. Prolonged exposure to heat can cause cramping, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.…Read more

  • Vaccinate Virginia Town Hall, June 24 at 7PM

    Tune in to Virginia’s COVID-19 Town Hall on June 24 at 7 p.m. with Juan Conde at 8News. Medical leaders will answer questions about COVID-19 and how to stay safe this summer. Learn more about the town hall: www.wric.com/vaccinate-virginia/.   Email your questions before the show to news@wric.com or post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag…Read more

  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2021

    This time of year marks the unofficial start of summer with the opening of pools and water parks. As temperatures rise, so do visits to Virginia’s beaches, lakes and rivers. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 24–30, focuses on the steps everyone can take to have a healthy and safe swimming experience. Nationwide, communities will be collaborating and…Read more

  • EMS Week in Virginia - May 16 – 22, 2021

    Virginians rely on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to respond to the call for help and to provide quality prehospital care during their greatest time of need. National EMS Week is May 16 – 22, 2021. EMS for Children Day, May 19, focuses on the pediatric patient and the specialized care required when providing treatment to them. EMS Week…Read more

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