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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) leads efforts to improve the health of all Americans.
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Discover why physical activity improves health and learn innovative ways to get the Nation moving.
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Learn more about our initiatives to improve patient care and safety throughout the United States.
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Posted on Aug 19, 2016
Did you know many older adults may lose their sense of feeling thirsty? By the time they do feel thirst, they may be severely dehydrated.
Did you know dehydration can be linked to confusion and falls in an older person? Making sure that older adults drink enough fluids is critical to keeping them safe, especially during the summer when older adults have trouble responding to changes in temperature.
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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy. We accomplish this by setting national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans.
Last updated: 8/28/2016
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