Medications

Antifreeze cream prevents frostbite injuries to skin

Skiers, hikers, soldiers and others exposed to extreme cold temperatures can experience frostbite—a painful injury that occurs when ice crystals form in the skin. Many extremely cold areas are also remote, and delays in ...

Health

Beware of frostbite risks during extreme cold

Extreme cold brings with it a greater risk for frostbite. It's more common and often more serious than many people think. The good news is that frostbite is fairly easy to avoid.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Lonely and isolated – but not by choice

The unpredictable winter weather can be dangerous for anybody. It can have a greater impact on older adults who struggle with their concerns for safety against their ability to get out of the house.

Health

Staying safe in the cold

In extremely cold, snowy and windy conditions, your safest option is to stay indoors. But if you have to head outside, experts at Rush University Medical Center have advice for avoiding the most common cold-related injuries: ...

Pediatrics

It's cold. Put on a hat. Seriously.

It's a chorus repeated frequently by parents to their children during cold weather: "Where are your hat and gloves? Why don't you have your coat on and zipped up?"

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