How the heat affects seniors

How the heat affects seniors | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

As temperatures rise, so do the risks of heat-related illness among older people.

No one likes to sit and swelter in the summertime heat. But for older people, hot and humid weather can be more than just uncomfortable. It can be unhealthy—even deadly.

Most of people who die each year from heat-related problems are older than 50, according to the National Institute on Aging.

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