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Hypothermia

Winter Weather FAQs

This fact sheet presents frequently asked questions about winter weather. Answers include information on hypothermia, the warning signs of frostbite, the best clothing to wear during cold weather, and more.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

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