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Rising temperatures? How to avoid heat-related illnesses and deaths

Rising temperatures? How to avoid heat-related illnesses and deaths By: Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH Contributor In Boston, we believe warmer is better. Our cravings for warmth are formed in the cold, dark winter nights when the prospect of summer seems impossibly remote. But with temperatures reaching 100F in July, our winter dreams are becoming a nightmare. And its not just Boston. More than half of all Americans endured unsafe heat conditions during July, which…

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