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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 12:06 pm

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The National Institute on Aging is warning senior citizens to stay out of the hot, humid summer temperatures to avoid deadly hyperthermia.

Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body.  Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat fatigue are common forms of hyperthermia.

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