Even with school beginning, it’s still summer. Children will be excited to play with classmates and could spend more time outside, which is why we must remind them that is still hot outside. If you see signs of dry mouth, fatigue, muscle cramps, dry skin, drowsiness, or dizziness, there is a chance you are dehydrated.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive in Temple. Use the entrance on the valet side of the hospital and take the elevator to the fifth floor, conference room 5G31. The …

A hospital in Denver is trying something new: When their oldest patients need a major operation, what to do isn’t decided just with the surgeon but with a team of other specialists, to make sure seniors fully understand their options — and how those choices could affect the remainder of their lives.

Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, such as methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal. Do they also heal a brain damaged by addiction? And which one works best for which patient?

Ears clogged with earwax are no fun. Many parents can appreciate the earwax-impacted child who constantly asks, “Huh?” In addition, clogged ears can make it difficult for a physician to evaluate a child’s eardrum and can interfere with hearing testing during a well-child check.