Image courtesy of the CDCWhile landing a position in a solid, secure career field should be the primary reason to consider taking medical billing and coding classes online, avoiding the need to commute to and from school during the hottest dog days of summer is not a bad reason either. Keep in mind that taking medical billing and coding classes online also keeps a student from the dangers and unpleasantry of commuting to and from campus in the worst of the winter weather too with the blizzards, ice storms, subzero winds and polar vortexes.
This entire week in the New York Metropolitan area is forecast to be exceptionally hot with very high humidity. That combination of weather conditions ensures there will be a spike in instances of health issues resulting from the heat. Heatstroke, dehydration, heat exhaustion, sunburn, asthma and other respiratory distresses all increase when the weather is like this. Unless you’re a student taking medical billing and coding classes online and can stay all day long in your favorite air-conditioned wifi zone, you’re going to be commuting and working in this miserable heat and humidity. You can be prepared to avoid heat-related health issues if you know what to do. Here’s some advice directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click on their graphic below for the full content of their recommendations for beating the heat and avoiding physical distress.