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What Valley emergency rooms are seeing as the extreme heat continues

The extreme heat the Valley has seen so far this summer has been tough for the entire community, but it’s been more difficult to deal with for some residents than others.

The state health department reports more than 3,000 emergency room visits due to heat-related illnesses this year — that includes 181 already this month. Last year, there were nearly 3,300 ER visits because of heat-related illnesses.

The Show spoke more about it with Frank LoVecchio, an ER physician at Valleywise Health.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.