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Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather

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Summer often brings excessive heat, which can lead to heat-related problems caused by hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature.

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Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and are at high risk for heat-related death. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some tips to help older people avoid the hazards of hot weather:

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