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Keeping your cool: Avoiding heat-related illness in football

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High school football practice begins today across North Dakota. Players will be strapping on their shoulder pads, forming their mouth guards, lacing up their cleats and taking to the field.

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There's just one problem with that.

It's probably going to be hot.

Since 1994, two to three football players have died from heat-related issues every year in this country. That is, until last year, when five players and one coach died due to searing heat during practice.

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