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Risking Hypothermia

With winter just ahead, cold weather brings on the threat of hypothermia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people at highest risk for hypothermia include the elderly who have inadequate clothing or heat; infants sleeping in cold bedrooms; adults who have been drinking; and hikers, hunters and other people who spend a lot of time outdoors.

Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 3/28/2005
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