ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - High temperatures are dangerous, especially for the elderly who are more prone to heat stress.

Experts suggest you check in on neighbors or loved ones over the age of65 during the hottest days of summer.

Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. Doctors say the warning signs may vary but may include high body temperature; red, hot and dry skin; rapid, strong pulse; or a throbbing headache and dizziness.

If you suspect someone is suffering from heat stress, cool the person rapidly using cool water and get medical assistance as soon as possible.

There are many air conditioners available for free. Cool Down St. Louis has air conditioners for senior citizens or the disabled in need. Call 314-241-7668 or for more information.

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