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Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

Hypothermia occurs when a person's body temperature drops below normal and stays low for a prolonged period of time. With advancing age, the body's ability to endure long periods of exposure to cold is reduced. Find tips here to help prevent hypothermia.

Review Date: August 06, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center