Video: Cold Weather and Hypothermia

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It probably seems to everyone that I bring up hypothermia every winter; well, everybody’s right. I do, and for good reason. Whether in a backcountry campsite or an urban blackout disaster, cold conditions must be taken in account. If you don’t prepare for the environment, you have made it your enemy, and it’s a formidable one.

In this video, I talk about aspects of hypothermia and what the family medic should know in good or bad times…

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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton MD

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