Heat protection advice offered
The Delaware Electric Co-op suggests the following ways to beat the heat:
For further information, call the DEC Member Services Department at 349-9090 in Sussex County.
- 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.
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.