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According to The Old Farmers Almanac, we are in the dog days of summer. Dates may vary but most agree, “Dog Days are the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11.” Dog Days occur after the summer solstice in late June, which usually is the beginning of our worst summer heat.

CDC Tricks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists some of its top tricks to beat the heat. The first important tip is to hydrate. Make sure you are consuming enough fluids. Other important tips are making sure you check on your friends and neighbors, especially those that are at a high risk for heat-related illnesses. Find air-conditioned places to cool off (stores and your local library), and never leave kids or pets in a closed, parked vehicle. For more information see the August 8, 2023 edition of The Greenville Advocate.