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How Heat Affects The Human Body

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As the so-called "heat dome" settles in over much of the U.S. Midwest, it's a good time to examine how heat affects the body -- and to stay properly hydrated.

Long-stretches of exposure to heat affect us in ways we sometimes don't even notice. MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with Gary Christensen, chief medical officer at the University of Minnesota's Boynton Health Services. Click below to listen to what Christensen has to say about what happens to our body when we're too hot.

How heat affects the human body Long stretches of heat affect our bodies in ways we might not even notice.