Surviving A Heat Wave - Without Air Conditioning

Dr. Melissa Stoppler, Editor of MedicineNet.com discusses surviving a heat wave without air conditioning.

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Listen now to Dr. Melissa Stoppler discuss current weather, surviving without air conditioning when the temperature is hot, hot, hot. (MP3 2:39min 1.22MB)

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"Dr. Stoppler, it's been really, really hot this summer. For those of us without air conditioning, what steps can we follow to help keep us cool?  Well, there are several things you can do and I  agree surviving heat waves can be particularly difficult when heat waves strike areas of the country that normally have a cooler climate and many homes aren't air conditioned.  But, one of the things you can do if you are surviving high temperatures without air conditioning is take advantage water and it's cooling power. You can fill buckets or basins with water and soak your feet.  You can also use wet towels, wash cloths or bandanas and wear them on the shoulders or head to help you cool off...   "

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