Study shows heat waves may lead to increased hospitalization amongst seniors

December 25, 2014 3:14 AM

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Study shows heat waves may lead to increased hospitalization amongst seniors

Studies have revealed that heat waves may lead to more frequent trips to hospitals amongst senior citizens. While heat can account for kidney failure, heat stroke, urinary tract infections and numerous other health problems among the masses but these also strike senior citizens very hard as well. Annually almost 10,000 people in America die because of weather driven influences and out of those around one-third of the fatalities result due to heat.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC released a report in July 2014 which indicates that seniors were highly prone to develop health problems that were instigated by high temperatures. Minorities and poor Americans along with senior citizens living over the age of 75 were extremely sus...

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