How Does the Weather Affect Your Health?

We talk about the weather when we don't have much else to chat about: "Nice day, isn't it?" "Aren't you sick of this rain?" The weather has more to do with your health than you might realize. Learn more about the weather and you by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

Think carefully the next time you're out running around during a thunderstorm. Although rare, death from lightning strikes is a reality. On average, how many people die each year from being struck by lightning?
Which is the leading cause of weather-related deaths?
Negative ions, which are negatively charged air molecules, are thought to produce positive shifts in mood, causing a good feeling. This is most commonly thought to happen to people just before which weather event?
When the weather turns hot and the thermometer seldom dips below 100 degrees, who's most at risk for heat stroke?
What factors increase the risk of developing heat stroke?
An increased risk of heart attack is associated with which winter activity or situation?
For an expectant mother near term, which weather or celestial phenomenon may bring on labor?
What atmospheric phenomenon can bring on an asthma attack in children and adults with asthma?
People with chronic lung conditions or heart conditions should avoid exposure to increased air pollution and smog by:

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