Football and Heat, a Deadly Combination

By Charles Bankhead, Medpage Today

Within the past week, there have been four football-related deaths -- two teenage football players from Georgia, a high school player in South Carolina, and a 55-year-old football coach in Texas.

The combination of bigger bodies and record-breaking temperatures have placed football players at especially high risk of heat-related illness and death, speakers said Thursday during a teleconference on the issue.

 

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