Extreme heat in US associated with increased risk of hospitalization among older adults

Between 1999 and 2010, periods of extreme heat in the US were associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for older adults for fluid and electrolyte disorders, kidney failure, urinary tract infections, septicemia and heat stroke, according to a study in the Dec. 24/31 issue of JAMA. The authors note that the absolute risk increase was small and of uncertain clinical importance. —> Read More Here


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