Heat illness concerns for seniors

Seniors are more susceptible to heat-related health issues.

Posted: Thu Jul 12 16:19:12 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Jul 12 16:19:12 PDT 2018

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with the heat today comes the possibility of some serious health problems. nx fp multi line:heat illness symptoms kimt news 3 confusion dizziness fainting 5 headache nausea ... this is a list of just a few of those symptoms - including confusion... dizziness... fainting... and headaches. kimt news 3's alex jirgens is learning more about what people need to look out for. he joins us now live in clear lake. alex - what is going on out there tonight?xxx maplive:fighting heat illness clear lake, ia google earth 2018 google cl seawall.jpg raquel - i'm out at city park - where thursdays on main is about to be in full swing... alex live-lintro-2 and those coming out to listen to the live music tonight will be battling the extreme heat and humidty. and while anyone can feel sick from the heat - some people need to be more concerned about it than others... specifically the elderly. i stopped by the mason city i-o- o-f home today - where i found out what plan is in place to keep seniors safe.xxx heat illness-mpkg-1 lowerthird2line:heat illnesses and older residents mason city, ia brandy holley is a charge nurse and does quality assurance at the mason city i-o-o-f home. on extremely hot days... nurses try to schedule outdoor activities during the cool hours... such as early morning and evening. holley says that older people are susceptible to heat related illnesses...but one segment of the population could be hit harder.xxx lowerthird2line:brandy holley charge nurse/quality assurance, ioof home "those individuals that do suffer from any kind of heart disease or anything do run a higher risk of running into complications out in the heat, and even in the extreme cold. obviously we're not dealing with that right now, but they definitely are a bit more susceptible." / alex live-ltag-2 holley says that they encourage residents to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. nurses will stop by all the rooms and make sure clients have a large glass of ice water on hand. live in clear lake - alex jirgens - kimt news 3. / thank you alex. holley says that older people are as susceptible to heat related illnesses as children because their skin becomes more fragile as they age. / risky behaviors-vo-3
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