July 28, 2005-- Posted at 3:00 PM CDT
(HealthDayNews) -- The heat waves that have dogged the United States this summer are tough on everyone, but especially the elderly, experts say.
But there are ways seniors can beat the summer heat and preserve their health, according to the July issue of the Harvard Health Letter.
Besides the obvious -- staying in air conditioned areas and out of the sun, and wearing loose, light clothes -- other tips include:
The National Institutes of Health have more about heat emergencies (www.nlm.nih.gov ).
-- Robert Preidt
SOURCES: Harvard Medical School, news release, July 20, 2005
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