Health Tip: Who's at Risk for Heat-Related Illness?

Some should take extra care to keep cool

(HealthDay News) -- Hot weather can cause serious health problems, especially among people who are most vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection says people at greatest risk for heat-related illness include:

  • Elderly people.
  • Young children and babies.
  • People with a chronic disease or a mental illness.
  • Anyone participating in strenuous activity in extreme heat, even if healthy.
  • People whose homes don't have air conditioning.
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