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  • Shoveling snow
    Why shoveling snow may be dangerous
    If you happen to live in an area where snow is the norm for winter, then shoveling snow is something you've probably grown accustomed to. However, there are hidden dangers that you should be aware of when participating in this seemingly...
  • winter walking
    Safety tips for exercising outdoors in cold weather
    Cold weather does not have to put an end to exercising outdoors. Whether your exercise of choice is walking, jogging or skiing, you can still benefit from an active lifestyle throughout the winter if you take the proper precautions.According to...
  • The Sobriety :60 spotlights a deadly mix of alcohol and cold weather
    The Sobriety :60 spotlights a deadly mix of alcohol and cold weather
    Extreme cold temperatures bring about a warning or two abouthypothermia, including the sixteenth episode of The Sobriety :60.Hypothermia is a potentially fatal condition causing a change in your total body core temperature. A normal body...
  • Car in the snow
    Surviving a blizzard in your car
    Blizzards are the most dangerous winter storms. High winds and heavy snow combine to reduce visibility and produce potentially fatal wind chills. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 25 percent of all winter...
  • Frozen kitten rescued
    Kitten found nearly frozen to death undergoing treatment
    A kitten found nearly frozen to death is being cared for by the Denver Dumb Friends League, according to ABC Denveron Thursday. Suffering from hypothermia, the kitten was discovered in near-zero temperatures after temperatures plummeted across the...
  • Snowy Mountain Hypothermia Risk
    No foul play in Mount Rainer hiker death: Hypothermia threat to the elderly
    When 70-year-old Karen Sykes hiked up Mount Rainer with her boyfriend, she was hiking to her death, but she did not know it. The elderly outdoors writer and her companion parted ways when she chose to forge on in snowy terrain at an approximate 5...
  • K 9 First Aid
    K 9 First Aid
    This is an informational event which will be of interest to many if not all pet stewards. First Aid for our pets is of utmost importance to us. However, how many of us have the time and presence to go in search of just such a program. Well, here...
  • Polar Vortex Canada
    Think you're cold? Your skin will freeze in under 60 seconds in northern Canada
    Canada is not thought of as an integral party to the four-decade Cold War between the Western Bloc and the Soviet Union, but they are certainly battling their own frigid war. Record breaking temps in the northernmost parts of North America are...
  • Sick and elderly are greater risk for hypothermia
    The Weather Inside is Frightful!
    The weather outside might be frightful but being in your own home can be just as scary. Hypothermia is a real risk factor for the sick and elderly, even in their own home. Hypothermia is what happens when your body temperature gets below 95...
  • Dogs, pets and severe weather outbreak for the midwest
    Dogs, pets and severe weather outbreak for the midwest
    Severe snow, wind and cold is here in the Midwest for a few days. Do you know how to protect your dog for severe weather?Short haired, wet, and small dogs are most susceptible to hyperthermia and cold. Dogs that are kept outside can and will...
  • Ohio Winter Storm
    How to prepare for extremely cold weather and hypothermia
    A dangerous winter weather spell is headed our way and it's time to get prepared for weather-related health issues. Watch for signs of hypothermia, which include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.Hypothermia...
  • Icy weather deadly when mixed with alcohol
    Icy weather deadly when mixed with alcohol
    Surface temperatures well below freezing. Wind chills at obscene levels below zero. Winter Storm Ion packs a frigid, dangerous punch. And some people will drink in thisrecord-breaking cold because it "warms them up." It is an illusion...
  • Alyssa Jo Lommel: College student falls asleep on porch in sub-zero temps
    Student sub-zero temps: College student facing post-hypothermic amputation
    Alyssa Jo Lommel, the drunken college student who slept in sub-zero temps in Minnesota over the weekend, is facing amputation of both her hands. The 19-year-old became intoxicated Saturday, wandered off to a neighbor's home in Duluth and...
  • Windchill chart
    Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Cold weather and hypothermia
    The Grand Rapids Weather Examiner presents the second in a series from the National Weather Service (NWS) on Winter Weather Preparedness. The week of November 3 through 9 has been declared Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan by Michigan...
  • Dangerous wind chills and hypothermia present life threatening dangers in Colorado during winter.
    Winter Weather Preparedness: Hazards of wind chill, hypothermia and frostbite
    Extreme winter weather can certainly present times that try a person’s soul but more importantly, they present very real dangers to the human body. Wind chill and the associated hazards of hypothermia and frostbite can be dangerous and...