Doctors Use Hot Water Bags to Treat Cancer

The fight against cancer can include an unexpectedly simple, but powerful remedy: heat. Doctors call it hyperthermia, and they use it to treat cancers that are on or just below the skin’s surface, almost the way you would a heating pad. They heat water bags to 109˚ or 110˚ F — and keep them at … Read More

Avoiding Heat-Related Illness During Summer

The summer months are fast approaching, and with that can come the increased risk of heat-related illness (HRI) ranging from heat cramps and exhaustion to heat stroke — especially for athletes. Signs and symptoms include headache, nausea, decreased urination, and in extreme situations can lead to delirium, coma and even death. It’s important for coaches, … Read More