December 10th, 2009

Dangerous Temperatures

By Kelley Luckstein

The snow has stopped and now the strong winds and dropping temperatures are the main concern. It can be a dangerous combination, and doctors say you need to keep your health in mind as temperatures drop below zero…

 

Many are dealing with this winter storm, which is exactly what can create a busy scene in emergency rooms. "Typically when we start to see the weather turn colder, or the roads get icy, we start to see injury and cold-related things come in," said Mayo Chair of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Dr. Christopher Spahr. So far emergency rooms aren't seeing an influx of patients, but doctors say this storm is just the beginning.

 

KAAL by Jill Kasparie, 12/09/09

Tags: cold weather, cold-related injuries, Emergency Medicine

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