Greater New Bedford is experiencing a heat wave this week, with temperatures touching 90 degrees or higher. 

We checked in with Dr. Randy Kaplan of the Emergency Dept.  at Southcoast Hospital to find out the best ways to beat the heat.....

Dr. Kaplan says the extreme heat always brings about an increase of traffic in hospital emergency rooms, especially by people suffering from respiratory illnesses. Temperatures Monday in Fairahven reached 91 degrees