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Are there adverse effects to taking elder for brief walk in the heat?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Precautions: If the elder is properly hydrated, not on medication that may suppress perspiration, can communicate if s/he experiences discomfort, a short walk is likely to do more good than harm.
Answered on Jun 8, 2012

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