Watch Out for Winter Health Woes

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SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) — Winter can be wonderful, but it also poses hazards, especially for older adults.

The American Geriatric Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging offers some winter safety tips for older adults and their caregivers.

Older adults have a slower metabolism, which means they produce less body heat — rendering them more vulnerable to hypothermia. Hypothermia’s symptoms include shivering; cold skin that is pale or ashy; feeling tired and weak; problems walking; and slowed breathing or heart rate.

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