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Older Adults Urged to Take Precautions With High Summer Temperatures

As the summer continues to usher in hot temperatures with high humidity, the departments of Aging and Health are urging all Pennsylvanians but especially older adults to take steps to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from potentially deadly heat-related illnesses. Seniors may be less able to respond to extreme temperatures and taking certain medication can affect how a person's body reacts to heat.

"Some seniors may not have access to fans, air conditioners or other support options to adequately get through a period of extreme heat, so it's important that all of us check on our old...

 

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