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Is summer heat putting you at risk?

May 10, 2014
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Dehydration, heart disease, and medications may lead to heat exhaustion and falls.

It's always uplifting to welcome summer, with its glorious sunshine and warm weather. But high temperatures put older adults at risk for heat-related illness. "As you get older, your body just can't handle heat and dehydration the way it used to," says Dr. John Nagurney, an attending physician in the emergency department of Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

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