Your child should never leave the house without a hat in bitterly cold weather. Children, especially younger children, can lose a third of their body heat through their heads when they’re outside, so make sure they are properly dressed.
Winter can bring lots of family fun — whether this involves sledding and romping around in the snow or just hanging around together at home. Here are a few ideas for parents to keep their kids warm, healthy and safe during winter.
When bitterly cold temperatures hit, you have to be careful to avoid staying out in the frigid air for too long. A cold weather emergency can happen relatively quickly, especially with children. Your child should never leave the house without a hat in this kind of weather. Children, especially younger children, can lose a third … Read More
Forging through snow and ice and cold is challenging in the winter and can lead to physical peril. Find out what you can do to avoid injuries and health problems. Check out the following tips from Family Medicine doctor Michael Rabovsky, MD, Interim Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine in the Medicine Institute and Medical Director … Read More
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After months of frigid weather, you might joke that you’re allergic to the cold. But some people really do have an allergy to cold temperatures. This winter has been exceptionally tough for people with a sensitivity to cold, says immunologist Sandra Hong, MD. “Every time they go out in certain temperatures, they’ll break out in hives in any … Read More
When outside temperatures plummet to sub-zero and wind chills dip into negative numbers, you might be surprised how quickly frostbite can happen.