National Heatstroke Prevention Day reminds you to stay hydrated

National Heatstroke Prevention Day reminds you to stay hydrated

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

29 children have died this year from heatstroke's inside vehicles.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day is dedicated to bringing awareness to these tragedies of children and animals dying in hot cars.

Dr. Franklyn Babb said our most at risk of heatstroke are children and elderly.

"The outside temperature may not reach that 104 degree threshold where the body temperature gets up that high. Inside of a car, the temperatures rise very quickly. and the progression from heat exhuastion to heat stroke can happen very, very quickly." Babb said.

Doctors urge people to stay hydrated and stay away from drinks that can dehydrate you.

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