News RoundupsHeat 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.”
News RoundupsStill 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 …
Personal HealthGiven the choice between extreme cold and extreme heat, which would you prefer? If you were on the East Coast last week, chances are you had a chance to test this theory as your city had record-breaking heat. Summer may be fun, especially if you’re a heat seeker, but it’s not all fun and games. Heat waves can cause major health problems, like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and finally, heatstroke.
News RoundupsDangerous heat wave continues: Five people have died from heat-related deaths as scorching weather continues to grip the East Coast, officials say. The victims were at least 60 and all had pre-existing medical conditions – making them the most vulnerable in extreme weather.