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FanHeatsmallerThe type of heat exhaustion or mild dehydration that a middle-aged caregiver may feel during a heat wave is uncomfortable, but the same occurrence could be deadly for an elder. Because of the seriousness of overheating, some older people take a prescription drug that helps increase blood flow to the skin which in turn helps them cool off.

Read full article on HealthCentral about how folic acid may help your elder stay safe in a heatwave: 

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