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Heat – We are not all created equal | Prime Living

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Last updated 7/21/2021 at 1:02pm

The historic heat wave last month left many of us sweltering and trying to figure out a way to stay cool. Luckily, I work in an air-conditioned building, and my family spent those hot days at my in-laws in their air-conditioned house. Not everyone was as lucky, and for many, heat can be more than just uncomfortable, it can be deadly.

As we age, our body loses the ability to adapt to sudden changes in temperature. This can be caused by chronic conditions that affect one’s ability to react to heat. Multiple Sclerosis and Diabetes are two diseases that can increase someone’s intolerance...

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