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On Your Health: Don't let cold temps lead to preventable injury

 

February 7, 2020



I have to say it has been a great winter. There’s been plenty of snow and overall the temperature has been very agreeable. I am still expecting some cold blasts to come. With this mind, I thought it would be good to talk about cold-weather injuries.

Excessive cold plays a role in most of the natural-weather-related deaths in the United States. There are certainly groups at higher risk. Older adults, homeless and intoxicated individuals, and outdoor enthusiasts are at higher risk out in the cold.

Injuries include hypothermia or low body temperature, frostbite and frostnip.

Frostnip is wh...



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