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Idaho hospital: high temps leading to heat-related illnesses

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POCATELLO, Idaho - Officials with Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello says the region's high temperatures have led to an increase in heat-related illnesses.

At least six southeastern Idaho residents were hospitalized over the weekend for heat exhaustion. P-M-C Crista Madsen says most of those affected have been youngsters who have been outside for a long period of time. And a nurse at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in Montpelier says there's also been a recent increase in the number of heart attacks, possibly related to the heat wave.

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