Health concerns rise in the Bronx along with the mercury

The mercury shot up to a new record in the Bronx Saturday, however, doctors warn residents that summer in January can take a toll on one?s health.

Doctors say unseasonable temperatures are something the body is not used to. They say people who suffer from allergies are most at risk. Doctors warn that a simple cough could lead to a sinus infection in mild temperatures. That?s because warmer weather has people to be exposed to more pollen. Doctors also say the fluctuation in temperatures can lead people to dress inappropriately for the weather, possibly lowering a person?s resistance to colds.

Doctors say the best thing to do is to get plenty of rest and eat properly. They say people should try to protect their bodies from things that can be controlled, unlike Mother Nature.

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