Parents worry a lot about fever, especially the ones that come from illness.
The number of lightning-related injuries and fatalities has been rising in recent weeks as stormy weather sweeps across the United States.
The English bulldog known as Tech XX died of heatstroke after being left out in triple-digit heat. KNOE has more.
Though initially reported missing, the English bulldog that was the mascot for sports teams at Louisiana Tech University actually died of heatstroke, officials said Wednesday.
New devices intended to prevent children from dying of heat stroke in parked vehicles are unreliable, and should not be used as stand-alone measures to prevent such tragedies, the federal government warned Monday.
Myth #1: A suntan's fine, as long as you don't burn.
Jaared and Coni Arosemena are in a dangerous situation as live downed power lines surround their house after storms.
Forecasters issued another round of excessive heat warnings Sunday for large swaths of the Midwest and Southeast as the regions dug out from deadly storms that left millions without power.
Relief is nowhere in sight as the extreme heat is expected to continue through the weekend.
A heat wave continued to blanket the U.S. Northeast with scorching temperatures on the first day of summer, as residents across the region sought to keep cool amid national heat advisories.
A heat wave is gripping much of the Northeast while record floods have caused a flood emergency in Duluth, MN.
The first major heat wave of the summer blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday with scorching temperatures that swept across the region.
A heat wave is expected to form over the mid-Atlantic region this week as forecasters warn heat indices could reach the triple digits.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks to a man who climbed Mount Everest and he describes the journey.
Four people died while coming down the southern slope of the mountain during the weekend after reaching Mount Everest's 8848-meter (29,028 foot) summit, officials said.
CNN's Arwa Damon speaks to BackStory after returning from Homs, a Syrian city ground down by relentless shelling.
At first glance, it looked like movie night at the neighborhood mosque. Dozens of teenage boys sat mesmerized on the carpeted floor, staring at a screen mounted on the wall.
Forty-three soldiers suffered heat-related illnesses Friday during a 12-mile road march at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, an Army spokesman said.
It's been more than a year since Haiti was rocked by an earthquake, leaving about 230,000 people dead, hundreds of thousands injured and more than a million homeless. The international community was quick to provide aid, especially in the first few months after the earthquake.
Coaches cancel midday football practices to prevent heat-related injuries to players.
Hot and dry: It's getting to be a monotonous forecast for the U.S. heartland.
Missouri race ended early as people overheated. KMBC reports
Arkansas recorded its first heat-related fatality from the blazing temperatures that have hung over the central United States for weeks, now blamed for dozens of deaths across the region.
The deadly heat wave that has kept much of the eastern and central United States in its grip is expected to hold on longer in some central states this week.
Is it really not the heat, but the humidity? With temperatures spiking around the country and weathermen warning of days where the heat index surges into the triple digits, we thought it might be a good time to answer some questions about the heat index.
Staff members at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois fed animals huge blocks of ice with meat inside to keep them cool.
The blistering heat wave that has brought stifling conditions to much of the United States broke 55 record highs on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Thursday. That's more than 1% of all temperature records in the country.
Half-naked anchors cover "heat dome" while reporters cook steak and eggs in it. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
The dangerous heat wave blamed for as many as 22 deaths spread into the eastern United States on Wednesday, extending its reach across nearly half the U.S. population, officials said.
The scorching temperatures affecting almost half of the U.S. population isn't just causing heatstrokes -- it's also causing people to feel drained and more susceptible to other health problems. The humidity can wreak havoc and feel suffocating to people who have breathing or heart-related problems.
Much of middle America baked in a heat wave Sunday, with little respite in sight for Monday as temperatures and humidity are expected to make it feel warmer than 100 degrees Fahrenheit through much of this week.
Much of middle America baked in a heat wave Sunday, with little respite in sight as temperatures and humidity are expected to make it feel warmer than 100 degrees Fahrenheit through much of this week.
It's truly the dog days of summer in the South.
Searing temperatures kept their grip on only three southern states -- Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas -- on Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Michael Musick is all too familiar with the toll heat can take on the human body.
Excessive heat warnings are in place in 23 states across the U.S. Melisa Raney reports.
The number of states under heat advisories diminished to 15 Tuesday evening.
A heat wave is building and could reach dangerous levels in parts of the Midwest, the Plains and the Southeast this week.
Dogs aren't exactly subtle when they want something -- and a break from the heat is no exception.
Parts of the country are in the grips of record-setting, deadly heat. CNN's Elizabeth Corridan reports.
Five possible heat-related deaths, all involving people 60 years or older and having pre-existing medical conditions, have been reported by health officials in three states, underscoring the danger posed to those most vulnerable in the searing heat wave that has gripped much of the eastern United States for nearly two weeks.
Tristin Saghin might only be 9 years old, but he knew just what to do after his 2-year-old sister was found floating in her grandmother's swimming pool unconscious Sunday.
An Arizona judge agreed Wednesday with defense attorneys that prosecutors in the manslaughter trial of self-help author James Ray improperly withheld evidence, but he decided not to grant a defense motion for a mistrial.
Self-help guru James Arthur Ray "was in charge of all the activities" at the Arizona retreat where three people died in a purification ritual in 2009, a survivor of the event testified Tuesday.
Opposition activists formed a human chain outside one of the entrances to Tahrir Square on Saturday afternoon to prevent two Egyptian military tanks from crossing through barricades into what has effectively become an anti-Mubarak enclave in the heart of the Egyptian capital.
Crowds of anti-government protesters continue to gather in Cairo in an effort to oust President Hosni Mubarak.
What a difference a few city blocks can make. Crowds of thousands upon thousands of Egyptians demonstrated peacefully Friday, filling most of Cairo's sprawling and once besieged Tahrir Square. They played music on loud speakers, danced and chanted "down with the dictator" in a rally dubbed "Day of Departure."
When a classmate started choking on a Cheeto during lunch Wednesday, Tyler Hudson took action.
A young student in Houston acted quickly when his classmate was choking on a Cheeto. KHOU reports.
"Paris screamed, 'Daddy,' and she started crying," the singer's assistant recalls
My dog Lulu has amassed quite a few vet bills over the years for ailments ranging from allergies to tummy disorders, so I've had my share of pet emergencies. Fortunately, a well-stocked pet first aid kit can go a long way toward helping your pooch and lowering your bill at an emergency vet clinic.
Chillax! Get set for the Coolest Winter Ever
New guidelines from the American Heart Association change the way people should perform CPR.
It was 5:16 a.m. when the call came in to a 911 dispatcher in Madison, Wisconsin. The story, from Cathy Silver, came out staccato: Cathy's husband, Jim, was gagging, gasping for air. A nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Cathy could see that her husband, the father of four grown children, was in cardiac arrest.
Each year, nearly 10,000 high school athletes in the U.S. suffer heat-related illnesses that require medical attention and cause them to miss practice or games, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The number of suspected heat-related deaths reported by health officials across the South and Midwest in the past week reached at least nine Wednesday as temperatures continued to hit triple digits.
You're in a restaurant, or at an airport, or on a crowded street. The man or woman next to you crumples to the ground. Do you know what to do? Anyone trained in CPR knows the first step: Check for breathing, and check for a pulse. If there's no heartbeat -- what then?
Research finds a new, highly effective version of CPR that requires only chest compressions.
As temperatures climbed toward the 90s across the Washington metro region Monday, hundreds of thousands of people were left to cope with the blistering heat as utility crews worked to restore power after a violent thunderstorm that killed two people.
The deadly flash floods that swept through remote Arkansas valleys, killing some campers and leaving many others missing, are a grim reminder of the sudden nature of flash floods and the importance of being prepared for emergencies.
Teams working on the Gulf oil disaster in Louisiana should expect and prepare for up to 110 degree heat indices.
Rising temperatures are adding to the perils of cleanup efforts on the Gulf oil disaster, and workers' heat-related illnesses are now the primary worry for local doctors and nurses.
Whether a person is light- or dark-skinned, whether it's cloudy or sunny outside, dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen -- globs of it.
Skin cancer affects many people, so there is a movement to help people learn not to burn.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is defending its practice of providing medical training and basic medical supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan -- saying it is in line with the ICRC's mandate not to discriminate between different sides in a conflict.
I drink about 6 to 10 ounces of fluids per day and I am 15. I know that's really bad, but on top of that I am training for a half-marathon and I've run up to 12 miles. On days like that, I still lack adequate liquids. Will this pose any problems in the near or far future other than dehydration, which I have yet to experience?
When your favorite hospital drama star is treating a patient who's having seizures, you might want to pay more attention to what's revealed about the doctor's personal life than what he or she is actually doing.
Alone in the darkness beneath layers of rubble, Dan Woolley felt blood streaming from his head and leg.
A U.S. dad writes goodbyes to his family, but survives with the help of a cell phone application. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
Co-workers are always a great topic of conversation. You never run out of things to say when it comes to talking about the different types of people you work with, what you love, what you hate and how you deal with it all.
Quick: What would you do if you impaled yourself with a large, sharp, piece of wood? If your tooth fell out? If you fell from a high ladder? If your friend had a severe allergic reaction?
Before Friday night lights, there is summer suffering.
Debra Bader was taking a walk in the woods with her 53-year-old husband one morning when suddenly he collapsed. At first she thought the situation was hopeless.
It always seems so straightforward on TV. You have a cardiac arrest, a handsome doctor rushes to your side, shouts "Clear!" and gives you a couple of zaps to the chest with electricity-generating paddles, and -- ta-da! -- you're back in business. Cue the tears and music.
The rapid spread of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (also known as swine flu) from Mexico to at least 19 other countries in less than 10 days is a cause of major concern.