Marion Barber III’s death serving as a reminder as temperatures rise

Officials say he had a known history of exercising in sauna-like conditions, something HCMC’s Dr. James Miner says is very concerning. 

“Professional athletes have specific regimens that have gotten them to the elite level that they’re at, that I can’t comment on, but for most of us it’s really not a good idea,” said Dr. Miner, HCMC’s Chair of Emergency Medicine, and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.