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It’s hard enough to endure the summer heat when you’re healthy, fit and have an air-conditioned home. Unfortunately not everyone is in a position to be so prepared.
Keep an eye on your neighbors and others who might need some help getting through the hottest summer days, which can put people at risk for heat-related illnesses and exacerbate existing medical conditions.
Doctors recommend that you spend the hottest part of a sweltering summer day indoors enjoying the air conditioning. But for those whose homes don’t have air conditioning or who can’t afford to turn it on, the risk is acute. That’s especially true for for older people and those who are ill, who could be at risk for heatstroke or even death.
If you know someone whose house might get too hot to handle this summer: