Frostbite & Hypothermia Prevention

February 25, 2015

" As temperatures plunge into dangerous territory, hitting unexpected extremes even for February, we at AFC Malden want to remind you that cold weather comes with its own set of dangers. Two of the most common winter dangers that can happen in these dangerous temperatures are frostbite and hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when the body cannot keep itself warm and its internal temperature falls below 95 degrees. Symptoms of hypothermia can include uncontrolled shivering, poor muscle control ...

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Common Winter Health Complaints

February 11, 2015

" February can be a bleak month, filled with gray, dreary days and chilly, blustery nights. While the chill in the air can’t be blamed for bugs going around the office or school, the cold itself can irritate the body, causing minor ailments. Each winter season, doctors here at AFC find more and more patients complaining of some common winter issues, in addition to colds and flu. Topping the list of patient complaints are sore ...

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