heat stroke

Heat Warning: Older Adults at Risk as Temps Rise

Posted on 07/16/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Personal HealthSweltering 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?

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Personal HealthIs 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 …

Staying Cool During Deadly Heat

Posted on 07/2/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe current weather map says it all: Two-thirds of the country is colored fiery orange and red, reflecting the dangerously hot weather making life miserable for millions of Americans. Combine that with the power outages affecting some 2 million people and you have a recipe for an increased risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat stroke can occur quickly in seniors and those with chronic illness, as well as  in children and pets. And with the Fourth of July holiday …

The Takeaway: Not Worried About the Heat? You Should Be; Debt Ceiling Updates

Posted on 07/20/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe summer heat wave that continues to blister the nation has claimed 13 lives in the Midwest, including a 65-year-old Kansas man who died while mowing his lawn. His internal body temperature was 107 degrees, police said. Still not worried about the heat? You should be. Also: How to protect yourself during a heat wave. (If might even be too hot to do what the guy on the left is doing.)

The Takeaway: Heat Wave; Fattest Generation?

Posted on 07/19/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayHeat wave continues. As temperatures continue to soar, 20 states are under heat advisories, according to the National Weather Service. Despite the warnings, many people still don’t recognize the signs of heat-related illness. And the older we get, the less tolerant we become of the heat. Which is dangerous: “Many older Americans don’t heed heat-advisory warnings as carefully as they should, because they don’t consider themselves old.”

The Takeaway: Debt Talks Cont’d.; Heat Wave

Posted on 07/12/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayStill far apart: Despite a looming deadline and mounting pressure to “get it done,” President Obama yesterday said he was not interested in any temporary “stopgap” solution to the debt ceiling problem.”That is just not an acceptable approach. So we might as well do it now. Pull off the Band-Aid.” Although the president wouldn’t get into specifics, it was clear that Social Security reforms are still on the bargaining table. … What happens if Congress fails to raise the debt …