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Rising Temperatures Mean Rising Number of Emergency Room Visits

When the weather brings extreme heat, it can be dangerous just being outside.

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Rising temperatures cause the number of emergency room visits to rise.

Hot weather doesn't deter some people from doing their normal outdoor activities, but with the higher temperatures, come more calls for emergency responders.

MEMS Paramedic Mac Hutchinson says extremely hot days can easily cause people to need medical attention.

"Know the signs and symptoms. If you start feeling dizzy, you may have muscle cramps. Get out of the heat. The best treatment for you is to get out of the heat," he says.

MEMS also reminds you to stay hydrated. They recommend if you are outside in the heat to drink 2 to 4 glasses of water per hour.

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