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Important Tips For Staying Safe, Even In Slightly Cooler Temperatures

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(Dr. Brian McDonough) Dr. Brian McDonough
Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more...
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By Dr. Brian McDonough

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Even though the temperature is much better now, and we are getting into a cooler phase, at least for a while, the elderly still need to be careful.

If you haven’t looked in on an elderly relative or neighbor, make sure you check them out.

That’s because they could be in a situation where they’re taking medications that could be acting a little bit differently if they’re dehydrated or if they’ve been in temperatures that have been excessive.

Remember, some people on a limited budget will not be using air conditioning or may not have the ability to have air conditioning.

They could be using a fan with the window down.

Numerous problems can occur when you add medications to that mix.

It can become a bigger issue, especially in the elderly.