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NIH Gives Advice Hyperthermia For Older Adults
2014-07-03 03:40:07

National Institutes Of Health During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the NIH, has some tips to help mitigate some of the dangers. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment. Heat stroke, heat...

2014-04-04 23:28:25

Older adults are especially susceptible to heat-related injuries and heat stroke. Dr. Evelyn Granieri, director of geriatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital, and Dr. Michael Stern, co-director of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, explain why. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Older adults are especially susceptible to heat-related injuries and heat stroke. Dr. Evelyn Granieri, director of geriatrics at...

2013-05-29 23:14:36

Each year, more than 1,000 people die from heat stroke in the United States. Prevention starts with recognizing one´s own limits. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Each year, more than 1,000 people die from heat stroke in the United States. Long thought to be the product of dehydration, traditional prevention and treatment of heat related illness has been to drink more water. More recent research by the University of Montana's Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism (Montana...

2012-06-21 23:00:44

As the summer days heat up, it is important for parents to monitor a child's outdoor activities in order to avoid heat-related illnesses. Boys Town, a national child and healthcare organization provides these tips for parents to keep their children safe from the heat. Boys Town, NE (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Boys Town today announced strategies to protect children from heat stroke. The national child and healthcare organization, started over 90 years ago, is a leader in parenting advice. As the...

2011-08-03 23:01:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many young school athletes working hard this month to prepare for fall sports, Safe Kids USA is hosting Youth Sports Safety Clinics across the country to educate parents and coaches on how to keep children safe and prevent sports injuries, including heat-related illnesses. Nearly 3/4 of U.S. households have at least one child who plays organized sports. Unfortunately, about 3.5 million children receive medical treatment for a...


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