Healthcare Finance News June 19, 2024
Susan Morse

Previous heat domes increased hospital utilization and ER visits. Heat is deemed the leading weather-related cause of death.

Extreme heat throughout much of the United States is pushing temperatures into the triple digits in areas that rarely see these high temperatures this early in the year.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued an advisory saying that the National Weather Service is reporting more than 72 million people are under heat advisories and excessive heat watches and warnings across much of the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Extreme heat is the leading weather-related cause of death in the U.S., FEMA said. Weather experts say the atmospheric heat dome is causing record temperatures in parts of the Northeast, and is...

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