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Avoiding Medical Problems In Extreme Heat

MEMS offers advice on how to avoid medical emergencies when out in extreme heat.


LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Rising temperatures can cause a rise in health problems.

Today was one of the hottest days of 2014.

But the hot weather didn't stop people from enjoying the outdoors.

With higher temperatures, local EMT's see a higher volume of calls.

MEMS Paramedic Mac Hutchinson says days like these can easily send people to the hospital.

"Know the signs and symptoms. If you start feeling dizzy, you may have muscle cramps go out of the heat. The best treatment for you is to get out of the heat," Hutchinson said.

MEMs also reminds you to stay hydrated. They recommend drinking 2 to 4 glasses of water each hour if you're out in the heat.




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