hypothermia http://wkms.org en IL Department Gives Weather Warning to Aging Adults http://wkms.org/post/il-department-gives-weather-warning-aging-adults <p></p><p>Illinois officials are reminding older adults to get ready for the approaching cold weather. The state’s Department on Aging says people should have their furnace checked to make sure it’s in good shape before colder temperatures roll in. They also advise older adults to set their thermostats above 65 degrees. Lowering the thermostat to reduce heating bills carries a risk for older adults, who are more susceptible to hypothermia. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:14:23 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 25873 at http://wkms.org IL Department Gives Weather Warning to Aging Adults