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Residents Encouraged To Take Precautions During Hot Summer Months

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Tallahassee, Fla.—Summer is winding down, but Florida's typical heat is sticking around. Higher temperatures can be a cause for concern, especially for people ages 65 or older who are more prone to heat stress. Older people do not adjust well to changes in temperature, and they are more likely to have chronic illnesses or be taking medications that could be aggravated by the heat. The Florida Department of Health encourages the development of safe habits to prevent heat-related illness.