Baby It's Cold Outside!

Posted: January 9, 2018 10:00 am  

The reality of winter has set in here in Southwest and Central Virginia. We have been dealing with frigid temperatures over the last week with some icy conditions as well. No snow yet, but we know it is in our near future.

Preparing for these common cold-weather health hazards can keep you out of the doctor's office or ER during the winter months. Read about what you can do to be equipped to handle frostbite, heart attacks, colds and flu and six other winter health hazards in Taz Bhatia, MD’s article for everyday HEALTH; 9 Cold-Weather Health Hazards to Avoid.

Watch out for these winter health hazards and take steps to protect yourself so you can enjoy — not suffer — through the season.

 

Additional resources:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-does-cold-weather-affect-your-health

https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold-weather-health.php

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/6-unexpected-ways-winter-affects-your-health/70000486

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/health/cold-weather-health/index.html