11 - EXTREME HEAT

Can you drink your own urine? Run yourself to death? This week we explore the science and physiology of how extreme heat effects our bodies. Our intrepid field reporter/co-host, Dave Mason, "visits" Death Valley to see just how hot a person can get. Dr Mel Herbert & Dr Jess Mason talk to experts about heat index and humidity, and all things hotness!


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SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES

  • McLaren C, Null J, Quinn J. Heat stress from enclosed vehicles: moderate ambient temperatures cause significant temperature rise in enclosed vehicles. Pediatrics. 2005 Jul 1;116(1):e109-12.
  • Booth III JN, Davis GG, Waterbor J, McGwin Jr G. Hyperthermia deaths among children in parked vehicles: an analysis of 231 fatalities in the United States, 1999–2007. Forensic science, medicine, and pathology. 2010 Jun 1;6(2):99-105.
  • Bouchama A, Knochel JP. Heat stroke. New England Journal of Medicine. 2002 Jun 20;346(25):1978-88.
  • O'Brien KK, Leon LR, Kenefick RW. Clinical management of heat-related illnesses. ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA THERMAL AND MOUNTAIN MEDICINE DIVISION; 2012 Jan.

INTERVIEWS

  • Schepel, Kristen. (2016, January). Personal Interview.
  • Baird M.D., Matt. (2015, December). Personal Interview.
  • Bergeron, Michael. (2015, December). Personal Interview.
  • Richard M.D., Allison. (2015, December). Personal Interview.
  • Roepke M.D., Claire. (2015, December). Personal Interview.

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