Hospitals see spike in ER visits due to heat

Local hospitals are seeing a spike in emergency room visits as the extreme heat is being blamed for nearly two dozen deaths nationwide.

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At White Plains Hospital, Dr. Timothy Haydock says the increase in patients is directly related to the high temperatures and humidity. While many elderly patients are being treated for dehydration, Haydock warns that some young people aren't taking the oppressive heat seriously.

Health officials say to avoid a trip to the emergency room, drink plenty of fluids, stay in the shade and wear light clothing.

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