HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Do people listen to heat warnings?

Oppressive summertime heat claims more lives than all other weather-related disasters combined, including tornadoes and hurricanes. From 1999 to 2003, the Center for Disease Control reported 3,442 deaths resulting from exposure to extreme heat.

Heat is a stealth killer, says Dr. Scott Sheridan, Kent State associate professor in geography.

Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, Sheridan recently conducted a study on how effectively heat warning systems have been implemented in four cities, including Dayton, Ohio, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Toronto, Ontario. Specifically targeting residents 65 and older, Sheridan found that almost 90 percent were aware a heat warning was issued, but only half took action.


'"/>

Contact: Melissa Edler
medler@kent.edu
330-672-8589
Kent State University
2-Jul-2007


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
2. Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
3. Why do people have sex?
4. Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities
5. Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review
6. Avian influenza on peoples minds
7. Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes
8. Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
9. Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
10. Transformation for people with AIDS on the horizon
11. Targeted initiatives can encourage people to walk more

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... 2020 , ... The American Medical Spa Association (AmSpa) has ... Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Wynn Las Vegas. The event had previously been ... for non-invasive medical aesthetic practices that brings together owners, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... KitoTech Medical, a ... note financing, which will be used to accelerate the commercialization of its microMend® ... the company will continue to expand its customer base of healthcare systems as ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a ... the 10th Anniversary of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and its international ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Colorado State ... high-quality, career-relevant, and affordable online education – is proud to announce its new ... the first of its kind in the nation, the 60-credit hour program is ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... leadership experience working, both directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, ... expertise includes early intervention, parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... While coronavirus cases continue to increase across the ... community organizations remain closed. Because about 80% of blood donations are made at drives ... donors and blood drive hosts to ensure blood products are readily available for patients. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... Welltech1, the first Israeli VC fund ... $400,000 in PopBase, one of two start-ups that beat 152 companies in the ... , The competition was part of the GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot: A ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Cloudticity announced ... named Cloudticity a Gold winner in the 15th Annual 2020 Network PG’s IT ... o ns from Network Products Guide honoring achievements of world’s best in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: