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Feb. 1, 2011CLARINDA, IA |  By: Wayman

Elderly Hypothermia

Poorly heated homes is one culprit and just having to get outside is another risk. Karie Martin is a registered nurse at Clarinda Regional Health Center. She says it's important for older residents to heed the warnings. Symptoms of hypothermia include pale skin, slow breathing and pulse, and even confusion and irregular speech. Health experts say anyone exhibiting these signs should get attention.