Boston heat drives up emergency calls

07/7/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

The 100-degree heat in Boston on Tuesday led to an increase in emergency department calls for nausea, muscle cramps, dehydration and other heat-related illnesses. The local Emergency Medical Services said it received 400 calls as of 9:30 p.m., up from the average 300 daily calls tallied up to midnight. Health officials also opened cooling centers and invited homeless people to air-conditioned shelters to prevent more heat-related emergencies.

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