ER's Seeing Increase In Traffic From Heat

Several emergency rooms across North Texas are seeing an increase in patient traffic thanks to the continued heat. Some patients have either gotten too much heat, or have a medical condition that’s gotten worse because of the hot weather. Dr. Paul Pepe at U-T Southwestern Medical Center suspects heat-related illness is underreported, since many folks don’t seek medical attention at all, and instead park under the air conditioner and drink water to treat their symptoms.