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How eldercare providers can save lives this summer

How eldercare providers can save lives this summer

Summer is a wonderful time of year. Kids are at camp and beaches; lakes and pools are top of mind for many of us. For most everyone, summer is something to look forward to - for everyone that is, except the elderly. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 7,000 heat-related deaths from 1999-2009; most at-risk for heat illnesses and death are the elderly, children, the poor or those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Small spikes in summer heat can be deadly, researchers warn

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Even small rises in summer temperatures may shorten life expectancy for seniors with chronic medical conditions, a new study reveals.