Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat causes more than 600 deaths each year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet many people still die from extreme heat every year.
Take measures to stay cool, remain hydrated, and keep informed. Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from the heat if your body can't compensate for it and properly cool you off. The main things affecting your body's ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather are:
Dear EarthTalk: As a member of Joe Public, is it possible to monitor pesticide levels when my neighboring farmer sprays his fields? I have wild bees and am concerned that they are being affected. -- Mickey Proctor, Ames, IA
We all watched as the flag came by. It was the first thing in the parade, of course. Great big one, carried by two of the kids from the ROTC at the high school. The bands followed, along with the mounted patrol, the ski patrol in their summer-weight jackets, the float with the princesses on it, and the local kids leading dogs and cats - some rather reluctantly - on leashes.
Don't let good diabetes management go on vacation just because you did. Traveling to new places gets you out of your routine--that's a big part of the fun. But delayed meals, unfamiliar food, being more active than usual, and different time zones can all disrupt diabetes management. Plan ahead so you can count on more fun and less worry on the way and when you get to your destination.
Before You Go
1.Visit your doctor for a checkup to ensure you're fit for the trip. Make sure to ask your doctor:
The Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will be meeting July 14 at the Rocky Ford Grand Theatre located at 405 S. Main in Rocky Ford. The general meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
My ten- year-old son is a good eater, but the only vegetable he will eat is corn. How do I get him to at least try other vegetables?
Dear EarthTalk: Is ridesharing via companies like Uber and Lyft good or bad for the environment overall?--Jeff Timotheos, Akron, OH
Beginning this weekend, people living the Gunnison Valley and in southwestern Colorado will have a new way to travel to Denver, Grand Junction and other locations, including areas along the Front Range beginning next week.
Saturday, June 30, the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) existing Bustang service is expanding to serve the communities along U.S. 160, Colorado 145, U.S. 550 and U.S 50 between Durango and Grand Junction.