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Check Friends and Neighbors During Heat Wave

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

As the heat wave continues, remember to check on your neighbors and friends, especially the elderly. Judi Van Hulzen, a nurse at Marion County Public Health, says to make sure they are hydrated and staying cool, in particular if they don’t have working air conditioning. You should also be sure they are reviewing their medication. Van Hulzen says some painkillers can make patients less aware of the symptoms of heat they are experiencing.