Health
Thursday, July 11th, 2001
Heat protection advice offered The Delaware Electric Co-op suggests the following ways to beat the heat:
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol use.
  • Dress in lightweight and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Close drapes during the day to keep heat out.
  • Use cooking and other heat-generating appliances in the early morning or late evening hours.
  • Do not place furniture where it will block the free flow of cooled air from registers.
  • If you're cooling your home with a window air conditioner, use a window fan to spread the cooled air farther.
  • Avoid excess humidity. Cooking, washing, mopping and taking showers all add humidity to the air.
For further information, call the DEC Member Services Department at 349-9090 in Sussex County.
Hepatitis vaccinations
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) recommend vaccinations for the prevention of Hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A and B are two serious diseases which can produce symptoms such as nausea, fever, chills, loss of appetite, yellow skin, and years later, liver damage and even death. For a referral to a physician near you, call the AIDS Delaware Hotline at 800-422-0429. For more information about the Hepatitis A and B Vaccination program at AIDS Delaware, and the Bayshore Van for Life, please call Maureen Leary at (302) 236-9885.