Dealing with the heat at the U.S. Women's Open

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 10, 2015 3:00 AM

Photo by Scott LaMar/WITF

(Lancaster) -- Many fans at the U.S. Women's Open in Lancaster County have not been prepared for the hot weather this week.

Lancaster General Health has set up a Wellness Tent at the Lancaster Country Club to help people experiencing any medical issues.

LGH spokesman John Lines says some spectators are making bad health decisions when it comes to what they're drinking in the heat.

"When they feel they're thirsty, they're drinking sodas and beers and other things that really don't help by way of hydrating the body and keeping you fit to be able to then move throughout the course," he says.

Lines says the tent has dealt with a number of cases of dehydration during the first few days of action.

The temporary facility also provides free water and air conditioning to fans worried about over-heating.

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