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Keeping Cool in Hot Weather – Tips and Warnings

  Whether it is a hot summer or a freak heat wave, the elderly are more prone to heat-related illnesses than younger adults. The body has several mechanisms to keep the core temperature within the normal range but may not always be working as it should in seniors. Watching the mercury and heeding warnings by […]

Heat Wave Dangers and Precautions for the Elderly

Heat Wave Dangers and Precautions for the Elderly

With an unstable global climate, heat waves are occurring more frequently even in countries with historically colder environments. It is not uncommon for deaths to occur with freak heat waves and the elderly are among the more likely fatalities. There are several reasons for seniors being at a greater risk of serious complications and even […]

Heat Stroke and Other Heat-Related Illnesses in the Elderly

The internal body temperature should stay within the normal range around 98.6 Fahrenheit or 37 Celsius at all times. The temperature on the surface of the body (skin) varies to some degree depending on the climate but the body has various mechanisms to ensure that the internal temperature stays constant. If the internal temperature drops […]

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