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Dehydration and Older Adults

Older adults are at greater risk for dehydration than younger adults. There are a lot of reasons for this, including decreased lean body mass, decreased thirst sensation, difficulty getting around, memory problems, use of many medications, and certain medical conditions. Dehydration is a leading cause of hospitalization in older adults, […]

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Children and Sports Drinks

Powerade®, Gatorade®, and Vitamin Water® are just a few of the many popular sports drinks that are enjoyed by many children and youth. While these may be refreshing and provide hydration, they may not always be the best choice for young athletes and budding outdoor enthusiasts. How necessary are Sports […]