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A jet comes in for an approach over downtown early Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Phoenix, as temperatures exceed 100 degrees in the morning hours. (Matt York/AP)
A jet comes in for an approach over downtown early Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Phoenix, as temperatures exceed 100 degrees in the morning hours. (Matt York/AP)
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Heat caused at least 172 deaths in Phoenix in 2017 — a record number, according to the latest statistics from Maricopa County. That number is a 10 percent increase from 2016 and more than double the number of heat deaths in 2015.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Kate Goodin, an epidemiologist at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

This segment aired on September 18, 2018.

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