Staying Safe During Extreme Heat
Ask students: What are the symptoms of heat-related illnesses? How do high temperatures affect the body?
Boston Common Frog Pond crowded with people during heatwave on a summer day. | iStock
Sizzling temperatures can quickly become hazardous, and in some cases, deadly. Dr. Aneesh Narang, an emergency medicine physician at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, joins Ali Rogin to discuss how emergency rooms are dealing with an influx of patients for heat-related issues and give tips on staying safe.
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