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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.


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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