Elders need more water

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Elders need more water

Healthy, active seniors may need to drink more water to keep the blood flowing and are far more at risk of dehydration and heat stroke than younger people. Don Worden, 79, poses with his tennis racket outside his home Tuesday in Chicago.
A federal study showed 40 percent of heat-related deaths were in people 65 and older. Here, Indiana Walton, 82, of Grand Rapids, Mich., cools herself on the front porch of her home while her daughter, Tamara, drinks a cold soft drink last week.

Elders need more water

Healthy, active seniors may need to drink more water to keep the blood flowing and are far more at risk of dehydration and heat stroke than younger people. Don Worden, 79, poses with his tennis racket outside his home Tuesday in Chicago.
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A federal study showed 40 percent of heat-related deaths were in people 65 and older. Here, Indiana Walton, 82, of Grand Rapids, Mich., cools herself on the front porch of her home while her daughter, Tamara, drinks a cold soft drink last week.
On the Net

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/elderlyheat.asp
American Geriatrics Society: htwww.healthinaging.org/public_education/hot_weather_tips.php

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