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In the first part of our long weekend safety tips blog series, we discussed safety tips for motorists, cyclists and water users. This blog will look at two major health concerns for summer.
As we transition into summer, we are bound to experience heat warnings. A heat warning is issued if a region as two consecutive days of daytime temperatures of at least 31◦ C and overnight lows of at least 20◦ C.
The heat warnings are issues to put at-risk groups on alert/people who care for them to watch out for signs of heat related illness. Groups at increased risk include seniors, infants and children, people with chronic illnesses (heart or respiratory conditions), those with limited mobility, on certain medications), people who work or exercise in the heat, homeless people and people on the low end of the socio-economic scale. Heat related illness includes heat stroke, headache, dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting, rapid breathing/heartbeat and extreme thirst. It can also include swelling, rash, heat exhaustion and worsening of some health conditions.
During heat warnings, the City of Toronto opens cooling centres to help people affected by the extreme heat.
Suggested tips from the City of Toronto for preventing heat-related illness include:
Many people may use the long weekend as an opportunity to go camping and go to cottages. It is important to practice awareness regarding Lyme disease. Activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and even golfing can put you at higher risk for exposure to ticks.
In previous blog posts we have discussed Lyme disease, the range of symptoms it causes and some prevention tips. It is important to be aware of areas that are conducive to back-legged ticks (deer ticks) and where a person could contract Lyme disease as the symptoms of Lyme disease may resemble a variety of other conditions (fibromyalgia, early ALS, multiple sclerosis, Meniere’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, psychiatric disorders, lupus, sleep disorders), making it very difficult to diagnose. Areas where back-legged ticks typically are found include forests and overgrown areas between woods and open spaces. They tend to thrive in wet environments, woodlands, tall grass and bushes.
To recap, the symptoms of Lyme disease can range from mild to severe, depending on what “stage” of infection the person has. According to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, Lyme disease is the most treatable at the early infection stage and becomes harder to treat and diagnose as time goes on. Symptoms become worse as time passes without treatment or proper diagnosis and can appear quickly, or gradually over time.
Symptoms can include and are not limited to:
Some prevention tips you may want to consider are:
If your long-term disability claim has been denied for any reason, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you to better understand your insurance policy and any time limitations you may be subject to. The lawyers at Aaron Waxman and Associates have represented many clients who have had their long-term disability claims denied. Do not hesitate to contact our office to arrange a free, initial consultation with a licensed lawyer, at a date and time that is convenient for you.
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