According to a story published today in the Quad City Times as many as 400 people die needlessly of heat related problems each year.

There are a number of tips provided by Genesis Medical Center on how you can stay safe and healthy during the hot spell.

Also don't forget that if you are hot, your pets are hotter and should never be left in a car, even for just a couple minutes. Read the story and the hot weather tips here.

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