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Cheryl Holder, an internal medicine physician and president of the Florida State Medical Association, is worried about how rising temperatures are affecting elderly patients and people with chronic heart and lung conditions. (Photo by Kate Stein/WLRN.)
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Temperatures In Florida Are Rising. For Vulnerable Patients, That Can Be Life-Threatening


On a hot day in September, Charlene Jones celebrated her 61st birthday by herself. The former nursing-home cook made herself a birthday dinner of turkey and dressing, macaroni and cheese, string beans and butter pound cake. She ate it alone, in a dim apartment in an affordable housing complex in Miami’s West Little River neighborhood. “I wanted to be home,” Jones said. “I don’t really like being out.”
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