Heat Warning: Older Adults at Risk as Temps Rise

Sweltering summer temperatures have settled in this week, with the National Weather Service issuing an excessive heat warning for a wide region stretching from the Washington, D.C., area to the Ohio Valley. Temperatures in the Northeast are 5 to 10 degrees above normal, with New York City experiencing the the highest above-normal temperatures of any place in the country, according to the Associated Press. In New England, electricity use is nearing record levels as residents try and stay cool. Health …

Killer Heat Is Coming: Are You Prepared?

Is it me, or is it getting hot out there? Federal health officials said this week that our summers have been getting more intense lately, with more “extreme heat events” causing power outages and an increasing number of heat-related deaths, especially among older adults. To prepare for this summer’s already climbing temperatures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced a new website on heat, with specific tips for those in the age 65-plus group. Included in the …