Climate Change May Bring More ER Visits, Deaths, Study Says

August 21, 2015 8:00 PM

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FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High temperatures lead to increased emergency department visits and deaths, and the numbers will grow as climate change makes summers even hotter by the end of the century, researchers warn.

They analyzed data from across Rhode Island and found that when temperatures rise above 75 degrees Fahrenheit, there is a significant increase in medical problems among people of all ages.

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