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Elderly are more prone to heat stress

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Now that summer is finally here, I thought it might be appropriate to remind everyone about heat stress in the elderly. People older than the age of 65 are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons:

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--People older than 65 do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature.

--They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat.

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