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Heat deaths on the rise

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Published: Jun. 19, 2020 at 10:53 AM EDT
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As the weather warms up a warning about the dangers of heat exposure.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows about 700 Americans die each year from heat-related causes.

Natural heat exposure was also a contributing cause of deaths from certain chronic illnesses.

And medical records show heat played a role in some alcohol poisoning and drug overdose fatalities.

The study was led by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and published in 'CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.'

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