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Stay Safe in the Extreme Heat

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    Boston EMS chief shares important tips for residents (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN) - As the heat advisory continues in much of the New England area, many residents are looking to stay indoors with air conditioning, if possible.

    For those who do not have air conditioning, or who need to be outside, there are some important health tips to keep in mind.

    James Hooley, Chief of Boston EMS, joined "The Morning Show" to discuss the Do's and Don'ts of the hot weather:
    Do
    Drink lots of water and stay hydrated 
    Check on elderly persons
    Rest often in shady areas

    Don't
    Underestimate the seriousness of heat-related emergencies!
    Drink alcoholic or caffeinated beverages
    Overexert yourself or work outside without taking breaks