February 10, 2007
Frostbite Occurences Jump
In light of the recent cold snap whipping across the midwest, hospitals have seen a sharp incline in the number of cases of frostbite. The University of Michigan Health Services has reported several frostbite cases compared to the norm of zero.
With the wind-chill putting temperatures far below freezing, frostbite is setting in much more quickly. Children and the elderly have the highest risk, but everyone should be concious of the most common danger areas: the nose, ears, cheeks, hands and feet.
Luckily, temperatures are expected to reach positive numbers begining this weekend; however, averages are still projected to be below normal.
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Posted by caldamyk at February 10, 2007 12:50 PM