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This Months Featured Article

Sun Protection and Dehydration

The article that we recommend for this month is titled Athletes with Disabilities. This article contains information about adapted sports for people who have various types of disabilities. On pages six (6) and seven (7) there is specific detailed information regarding the dangers of dehydration and the effect of medications on environmental tolerance. Thermoregulation dysfunction is also discussed as a risk for persons who have neurological disabilities. Other heat related illnesses are described as it relates to persons with disabilities. Our thanks to for this link.

In addition to the above article, we recommend reading the Summer Safety Digest, which was published by the Department of Developmental Services. It is Volume 3, Number 2 and could be found at the following web address:

The digest contains additional information and helpful tips to stay safe and enjoy the summer.


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