High temperatures result in uptick of heat-related illnesses

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With high temperatures  scorching the area and Independence Day celebrations drawing people outside, local hospitals are starting to see more patients with heat-related illnesses.

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Premier Health saw three people with health-related illnesses Wednesday in their emergency departments, with two at Miami Valley Hospital and one at Upper Valley Medical Center.

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Premier Health did not have any cases of heat-related illnesses reported at their urgent care locations.

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Kettering Health had not seen any heat-related ER visits in the last 48 hours.