The Pikeville Medical Center has seen an increase in summer-related emergency room visits. The doctors at the medical center are urging caution as the summer weather creates more patient visits to the hospital's emergency department. The department has seen a lot of hiking injuries and ATV injuries among other things. Hospital officials say that staying cautious and being prepared are the best defense against injury. The hospital staff is always prepared for whatever trauma comes but taking personal precautions to protect yourself could mean the difference between life and death.
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