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  • 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...
  • Stay warm and dry, deceptive hypothermia
    Stay warm and dry, deceptive hypothermia
    Cold weather can be fatal and most cases of hypothermia don’t’ happen when the weather is alarmingly frigid. 30-50 degrees can be just as detrimental to your health.WhyWet clothes compound the effect. Hypothermia kills 1000 people a...
  • File photo of  Big Bend Ranch State Park
    Couple kicked out of national park almost Die
    A couple from Arkansas was forced from their camping spot in Big Bend National Park by a park ranger. They were told there was a state park nearby and he gave them what turned out to be a very poor map of the park and the couple got lost and...
  • Dogs may love snow, but limit time in the snow to limit danger of frostbite or hypothermia!
    Blizzard is a threat to animals left outside
    Nor'easter Nemo is not just a threat to humans who are outside in the cold and snow. Dogs and cats, even with their fur, can be subject to hypothermia or frostbite. A dog with hypothermia may exhibit shivering, lethargy, weakness, and shallow...
  • Keeping companion animals safe
    Keeping companion animals safe during cold weather
    The mercury is dropping and animals need humans to keep them safe. The following post is part of an article written by Bonnie Dawson. She lives in Hay River, North West Territories. She is the founder of Action for the Protection of Northern...
  • Dangerous wind chills and hypothermia present life threatening dangers in Colorado during winter.
    Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness: Wind chill and hypothermia
    Winter weather can not only be trying on the mind and soul, it also presents very real dangers to the human body. Extreme wind chills can be deadly and bring on the outset of frostbite and hypothermia. Here in Colorado, all residents should be...