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Almost two dozen to hospital for heat issues this week

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — In four very warm days this week, 23 people were rushed to the emergency departments of the Lifespan system of hospitals in Rhode Island, affected by the heat.

Between Monday and Thursday, twenty were taken to emergency rooms and diagnosed with dehydration, according to Lifespan’s Christina O’Reilly. The most, nine, were treated at the Miriam Hospital; then four at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, six at Rhode Island Hospital, and one at Newport Hospital.

Three people were treated for heat exhaustion. None were treated for heat rash or for “heat syncope,” which is fainting or dizziness due to heat. The latter condition can lead to heat stroke, experts say.

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