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Preventing, identifying and treating heat illness in student athletes

Learn about the warning signs of overheated athletes and how to mitigate heat injury for young players


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September 10, 2020

As Arizona summers grow hotter and hotter, heat safety becomes an even bigger priority in the Valley. This is especially true for student athletes as they return to fields, pitches, tracks and courts.

“The silent and invisible nature of extreme heat mixed with sports can be a lethal combination,” warns extreme heat researcher and Assistant Professor Jennifer Vanos.

In an effort to mitigate heat-related illnesses this sports season, she’s teamed up with researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute to share tips on identifying heat stroke and treating heat illnesses in athletes and how to stay healthy while playing outdoor sports. For more heat-related research and news, check out the links below the graphic.

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Graphic by Alex Davis/Media Relations and Strategic Communications

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