Health Department tracking heat illnesses

{} {} The state Health Department now says for the first time, it will track a full summer's records of heat illnesses and deaths. {}It's an effort to cut the number of heat injuries and fatalities.

{} {} The incidents reported each day will be reviewed to see how heat is affecting the state's residents.

{} {} {}Alabama recorded 8 heat-related deaths last year. {}So far this year, there have been just 5.