Emergency room doctor discusses how to prevent health issues related to high temps

Heat-related deaths have been increasing in the U.S. according to statistics from Health and Human Services, including 1,602 in 2021, 1,722 in 2022, and 2,302 in 2023.

Diane Caruso

Jun 18, 2024, 9:57 PM

Updated 26 days ago

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News 12 spoke to an emergency room doctor in Rockland County about how to prevent serious health issues in the heat.
Dr. Robin Kim works in the emergency room at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.
Dr. Kim suggests people avoid being outside between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., not to wear tight clothing and refrain from caffeine or alcoholic drinks - which can cause dehydration.
Kim suggests reaching for something with electrolytes instead.
High temperatures can also lead to heat exhaustion and then even heat stroke, a symptom of which is no sweat.
Heat-related deaths have been increasing in the U.S. according to statistics from Health and Human Services, including 1,602 in 2021, 1,722 in 2022, and 2,302 in 2023.


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