Higher heat brings more hospital visits

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)– Record spring high temps has sent many New Mexicans to ER’s with heat related illnesses. Since April 1st there have been at least 51 heat-related hospital visits in the state. As a result, the New Mexico Department of Health’s urging residents to take precautions to stay cool. Symptoms of heat-related illnesses can range from rash and sunburn to cramps and exhaustion.