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4 Things to Know About Heat-Related Illness

firefighters-756828_640.jpgIn an article written by By R. Bradley Robinson, M.D. and posted on the Preferred Care at Home blog, entitled, Heat-Related Illness: 4 Things Every Senior Should KnowDr. Robinson offers his thoughts and suggestions for how to protect the senior folks in your care from the effects of heat-related illness.  After reading it, I found the takeaways applicable to my own health as well, so it may be doubley useful for you.

The article has a lot of useful information for you to consider if you have elder folks in your care this summer.  Please read the full article here, but as way to pique your interest, here are the bullet-points:

Seniors Are at Increased Risk for Heat-Related Illness

Medications May Increase the Risk of Overheating

Complications of Heat Illness Can Be Life-Threatening

Prepare Now for a Natural Disaster

Often this blog offers additional thoughts, takeaways, or commentary on interesting articles or topics we come across.  This particular article's information is pretty straightforward, and as such, our post here is more of an opportunity to share another author's work than anything else.  That said, if you have any related thoughts or would like to comment, you can do so below in our comment section.    

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