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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2013
A 55-year-old woman suffering from heat exhaustion on a sailboat near Annapolis was taken by Medevac on Saturday to a nearby hospital for treatment, the Coast Guard said. Around 12 p.m., someone aboard the sailboat, which was one mile south of the Thomas Point Lighthouse, contacted the Coast Guard about the woman's symptoms. A boat crew aboard a 29-foot response boat from the Coast Guard's Annapolis station transferred the woman aboard, and she was transported to Anchor Yacht Basin in Selby-on-the-Bay where waiting emergency crews took her to Anne Arundel Medical Center.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
State health officials reported Wednesday the summer's first heat-related deaths in Maryland, a woman in Harford County and a man in Baltimore County. Both were older than 65 and had underlying health conditions that made them more vulnerable to the heat. Both died between June 17 and June 23, health officials said. The week included two days in which the heat index neared 100 degrees, leading to dozens of reports of heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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FEATURES
By Colleen Pierre and Colleen Pierre,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 1, 1997
After a long, cool spring, sudden soaring temperatures stop us cold. Our bodies weren't ready for this.Normal, healthy adults who exercise outside will adapt, of course. But it will take four to 10 days to switch to "summer" speed. Kids and older adults adapt more slowly. And very elderly people may not adapt at all.Heat and humidity aren't just uncomfortable. They can be dangerous. The problem is that sweating, although a great cooling mechanism, results in the loss of body fluid. Some of that comes from your blood, decreasing its volume, making it harder for your heart to pump enough to meet your body's needs.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2013
A 55-year-old woman suffering from heat exhaustion on a sailboat near Annapolis was taken by Medevac on Saturday to a nearby hospital for treatment, the Coast Guard said. Around 12 p.m., someone aboard the sailboat, which was one mile south of the Thomas Point Lighthouse, contacted the Coast Guard about the woman's symptoms. A boat crew aboard a 29-foot response boat from the Coast Guard's Annapolis station transferred the woman aboard, and she was transported to Anchor Yacht Basin in Selby-on-the-Bay where waiting emergency crews took her to Anne Arundel Medical Center.
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By Liz F. Kay and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
Two more firefighters battling a fire at a vacant brewery complex in Brewers Hill were treated for heat exhaustion, bringing the total injured to five, a city fire spokesman said. All but one had been treated and released by Friday morning, according to the spokesman, Capt. Roman Clark. Firefighters responded to calls for fire in part of the old Gunther Brewery complex in the 1200 block of S. Conkling St. at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Clark said it wasn't brought under control until 5:45 a.m. Friday — more than 15 hours later.
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By Peter Hermann Ginger Thompson of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this report | June 17, 1991
Two people suffered burns and other injuries yesterday evening when they jumped into an alley from a second-story window while trying to escape a fire that had engulfed their East Preston Street row house.The fire erupted on the first floor of the house about 6:30 p.m. and quickly went to two alarms as it spread to two adjoining homes. Authorities said lightning may have been the cause.heard a loud bang all of a sudden, and then there was a lot of screaming," said Beatrice Gaddy, who lives three doors away.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | June 17, 1994
OAKMONT, Pa. -- When he got the call Wednesday that he had replaced an injured Vijay Singh in the 94th U.S. Open, Chris Patton kept thinking about the 1991 PGA Championship, about the alternate who won the tournament.About a fellow named John Daly."I felt the whole way up here, 'John Daly, John Daly,' " said Patton, who drove from a Nike tour event in Richmond, Va., and arrived at Oakmont in time to play eight practice holes before dark.If there's going to be another Daly in this year's Open, it won't be Patton.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2003
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Orioles received a scare during yesterday's spring training workout when pitcher Steve Bechler was overcome by the heat while running and left the stadium by ambulance. Bechler, 23, was taken into the clubhouse on a cart, with assistant trainer Brian Ebel gripping his jersey to keep him steady. He lay on the trainer's table with his legs elevated and began shaking before paramedics arrived. A third-round draft pick in 1998, Bechler entered the clubhouse at 11:35 a.m. and remained on the premises until being wheeled out on a stretcher at 12:12 p.m. By then, two Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue vehicles had pulled into the parking lot. Bechler wore an oxygen mask, his eyes partially closed, and received intravenous fluids.
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July 15, 2006
Missing yet another PGA Tour cut was the least of Michelle Wie's worries. The 16-year-old phenom was treated for heat exhaustion at a local hospital after withdrawing from the PGA John Deere Classic with nine holes left yesterday in Silvis, Ill. She struggled to keep herself from getting sick on a hot, steamy afternoon and left the course in an ambulance. "She suffered a number of different symptoms, including stomach pains, nausea, dizziness and breathing problems, which worsened as the round continued," Wie's agent, Ross Berlin, said in a statement.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 22, 2004
In Baltimore County 4 firefighters, resident hurt in Lansdowne blaze LANSDOWNE - A blaze yesterday afternoon in Lansdowne sent one man to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and left four firefighters injured, Baltimore County fire officials said. The fire appears to have started about 1:45 p.m. in the basement of a cottage-style home in the 3200 block of Rosalie Road, said Elise Armacost, Fire Department spokeswoman. Firefighters rescued a man from the basement, but his identity had not been released.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
Sixty-five people were treated for heat-related illness at Baltimore's African American Festival over the weekend, as city health officials declared Sunday the first Code Red heat alert day of 2013. The heat index topped 104 degrees Sunday, with temperatures in the high 90s combined with humidity. National Weather Service meteorologist Calvin Meadows said the next few days are forecast to have high temperatures in the low 90s and high 80s, and said Sunday's heat was due to a "Bermuda high," in which hot, moist air from the South is blown into the Mid-Atlantic.
FEATURES
April 20, 2013
It's super nice outside with mild temperatures, low humidity, and trees and blooms bursting to life. It's tempting to take Fido along for a ride. But it can be surprisingly dangerous to leave your pet in the car, and few of us realize how quickly temperatures inside can reach life-threatening levels. According to the Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), a car parked in the shade on a 78-degree day can reach 90 degrees inside. Parked in the sun, the interior of that car will soar to 160 degrees!
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2012
A fire broke out Sunday morning in a Laurel apartment building, forcing about 40 people from their homes and injuring one firefighter. Howard County firefighters arrived at the 9700 block of Tiger Lily Path about 5:45 a.m. to find an apartment building on fire, heavy smoke and flames visible. Residents of the third floor, where the fire was strongest, had already gotten out. After evacuating the rest of the building, firefighters were able to get the fire under control by 6:30 a.m. and completely extinguished by 8 a.m. The fire displaced about 40 people, officials estimate.
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By Scott Dance | June 20, 2012
Maryland health officials have activated a state heat emergency plan, and some counties have followed suit, with temperatures already topping 90 degrees by 11 a.m. Wednesday. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is warning residents to be wary of heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat stroke symptoms include  dry red skin, convulsions, disorientation, delirium and coma. Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat stroke and can cause  extreme weakness, muscle cramps, nausea, or headache.
HEALTH
Andrea K. Walker | April 17, 2012
The Boston Marathon turned out to be a hot, sweaty, grueling race for even the most experienced runners. The Boston Globe reported that more than 2,100 people were treated for heat exhaustion, dehydration and other illnesses because of temperatures that reached well into the 80s during Monday's race. It was one of those races where people were just grateful to finish. There probably weren't too many personal records that day. It could be a sign for what's to come for the rest of the running season, which may shape up to be a toasty one. But that's no reason for people to retire their running shoes for the season.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
Two more firefighters battling a fire at a vacant brewery complex in Brewers Hill were treated for heat exhaustion, bringing the total injured to five, a city fire spokesman said. All but one had been treated and released by Friday morning, according to the spokesman, Capt. Roman Clark. Firefighters responded to calls for fire in part of the old Gunther Brewery complex in the 1200 block of S. Conkling St. at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Clark said it wasn't brought under control until 5:45 a.m. Friday — more than 15 hours later.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2012
A fire broke out Sunday morning in a Laurel apartment building, forcing about 40 people from their homes and injuring one firefighter. Howard County firefighters arrived at the 9700 block of Tiger Lily Path about 5:45 a.m. to find an apartment building on fire, heavy smoke and flames visible. Residents of the third floor, where the fire was strongest, had already gotten out. After evacuating the rest of the building, firefighters were able to get the fire under control by 6:30 a.m. and completely extinguished by 8 a.m. The fire displaced about 40 people, officials estimate.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
Two more heat-related deaths were reported in Maryland this week, bringing the state total to 10, up from a total of six reported last year, officials said. One victim was a Baltimore City senior who died this week, and a Prince George's county senior who died in June, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Both victims had serious underlying health conditions and were found inside their residences without air conditioning and with room temperatures above 90 degrees, department officials said.
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