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Editorial: Don’t get burned this summer

• If you’re using a damp bandana or towel to cool off, tie it around your neck, not your head, so it will cool the carotid artery. It’s a much more effective method.

As mentioned above, one of the most vulnerable populations when it comes to the heat are the elderly, so if you have older neighbors or family members, it won’t hurt to check in on them when the mercury is spiking.

And just like the state’s HEAP program can help with the heating bills during the winter, New York is handing out a limited number of free air conditioners to qualifying low income households.

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