Every year, snow shoveling sends more than 11,000 people to the hospital each year. Here’s what you need to know about clearing your snow if you have heart attack risk factors.
Frostbite can develop sooner than you may think. All it takes is 10 minutes in -10 F. And it takes even less time to develop the early stage of frostbite, called frostnip.
Icicles can be fascinatingly beautiful. But they can also be a health hazard. From cuts to concussions, find out more about injuries that can happen from falling ice this time of year.
Setting up a humidifier can improve breathing and reduce lung problems. Learn if you need a humidifier and the five types available.
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When a wild storm rolls through town and knocks out your power, the safety of the food in your fridge is at risk. A dietitian explains how long food lasts in the refrigerator after a power outage.
Few aspects of colder weather months can be as irritating as dry winter air. From fly-away hair to scaly skin, the cold winter air can wreak havoc on your body’s appearance. But did you know that dry winter air also can make you vulnerable to illness?
It’s a cold, icy world out there — and the snow just keeps falling. Don’t let falls, injuries or winter-related accidents slow you down as you navigate your world. Watch this video for seven winter walking safety tips.
For older adults considering tackling the driveway snow, it’s worthwhile to use your judgment to decide if it’s a good idea. It may be sensible to ask someone else to do the work for you.
It’s winter, the days are shorter and the cold and precipitation may keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. No one could blame you for feeling like you’ll be kissing your wellness and fitness goals goodbye. Should you give up?
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.