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Category: Dehydration

Jul 15, 2020

Runners, Cyclists, Hikers: Remember to Hydrate.

Dehydration is a major cause of fatigue, loss of coordination, and muscle cramping leading to poor performance.

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Aug 13, 2018

Preventing heatstroke in football, soccer, and fall sports

PREVENTION OF HEATSTROKE: For Football, Soccer and Fall Sports Summer football training camps and practice sessions are in full swing in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A few years ago, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) implemented “Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines” This policy is slightly updated for starting dates each year (www.piaa.org). At this time each year, I receive […]

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Jul 30, 2018

Prevent dehydration in elderly: Part 2 of 2

PREVENTION OF DEHYDRATION IN THE ELDERLY  (Part 2 of 2) Last week in Health & Exercise Forum, we discussed dehydration as a potentially life-threatening problem, especially in those over 60.Summer heat and humidity are here and the risk of heat related illnesses are greater than normal. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the […]

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Jul 23, 2018

Dehydration risk and increase with age: Part 1 of 2

DEHYDRATION …increased risk associated with age! Part 1 of 1 Summer heat and humidity are here and the risk of heat related illnesses are particularly high for those over 65, especially dehydration. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but […]

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Jul 18, 2016

Dehydration and Special Considerations for the Elderly

Guest Author: Peter Cognetti, MD, practices family medicine in Scranton and is regional education coordinator, family medicine for The Commonwealth Medical College’s North Campus in Scranton.   This column is a special feature the third Monday of every month of Health & Exercise Forum in cooperation with The Commonwealth Medical College.     DEHYDRATION: SPECIAL […]

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Jul 7, 2014

Prevent Dehydration in the Elderly: Part 3 of 3

PREVENTION OF DEHYDRATION IN THE ELDERLY Part 3 of 3 on Dehydration in the Elderly Because of the possibility of the life-threatening, and at best life-altering, consequences of dehydration, prevention is best defense against dehydration. We must take a proactive approach to ensure and/or encourage adequate fluid intake. Consider some of the following practical tips […]

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Jun 30, 2014

Benefits of Adequate Hydration in the Elderly: Part 2 of 3

BENEFITS OF ADEQUATE HYDRATION IN THE ELDERLY Part 2 of 3 on Dehydration in the Elderly   Water is needed to regulate body temperature, carry nutrients, remove toxins and waste materials, and provide the medium in which all cellular chemical reactions take place. Fluid balance is vital for body functions. A significant decrease in the […]

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Jun 23, 2014

Dehydration in Elderly, Part 1 of 3: Special Considerations

 Summer heat is here and the risk of dehydration continues for one specific group, the elderly. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but year round. Next to oxygen, water is the nutrient most needed for life. A person can […]

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Jul 15, 2013

Be Cool During Summer Fun & Avoid Heat Stroke - Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 After a long cold and rainy spring, NEPA is finally experiencing hot summer weather! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, please be mindful of how your body reacts to high humidity and heat and take appropriate precautions. You don’t have to be running a marathon or playing […]

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Jul 8, 2013

Be Cool During Summer Fun & Avoid Heat Stroke - Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 After a long cold and rainy spring, NEPA is finally experiencing hot summer weather! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, please be mindful of how your body reacts to high humidity and heat and take appropriate precautions. You don’t have to be running a marathon or playing […]

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