Seniors beware: You may be at higher risk for heat-related illness
Wow, summer is here and boy do we know it! The heat and humidity definitely made their appearance this week.
Each year in the U.S., exposure to excessive natural heat results in hundreds of deaths, primarily among older people.
Heat waves contribute to deaths of the elderly because an older person's body temperature may rise when he or she is unable to rid the body of excess heat or when the body produces too much heat.
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