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When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know it is happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.

Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.
Righttime Medical Care outlines common health concerns linked to cold temperatures

Righttime Medical Care outlines common health concerns linked to cold temperatures

UBMD physician discusses the dangers of hypothermia

UBMD physician discusses the dangers of hypothermia

Loyola doctor offers tips to stay healthy during shoveling season

Loyola doctor offers tips to stay healthy during shoveling season

UM SOM launches ‘Program in Lung Healing’ to develop treatments for acute respiratory failure

UM SOM launches ‘Program in Lung Healing’ to develop treatments for acute respiratory failure

Despite forced-air warming, hypothermia affects patients undergoing surgery

Despite forced-air warming, hypothermia affects patients undergoing surgery

Deeper cooling does not reduce NICU death among newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Deeper cooling does not reduce NICU death among newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Sugar-based molecular microcapsule eliminates toxicity of anticancer agent

Sugar-based molecular microcapsule eliminates toxicity of anticancer agent

New study compares usefulness of two biomarkers released into the blood after TBI

New study compares usefulness of two biomarkers released into the blood after TBI

Cold 'sensor' hold key to new therapeutic target for treatment of frostbite and hypothermia

Cold 'sensor' hold key to new therapeutic target for treatment of frostbite and hypothermia

Kessler Institute provides tips to help reduce risk of injury during winter months

Kessler Institute provides tips to help reduce risk of injury during winter months

ECMO improves survival, neurological outcomes in patients suffering from cardiac arrest

ECMO improves survival, neurological outcomes in patients suffering from cardiac arrest

New version of Belmont Rapid Infuser to be introduced at ASA 2014

New version of Belmont Rapid Infuser to be introduced at ASA 2014

New partners join Grand Challenges Canada to help protect early brain development

New partners join Grand Challenges Canada to help protect early brain development

Extreme environment medicine: an interview with Dr Kevin Fong, University College London

Extreme environment medicine: an interview with Dr Kevin Fong, University College London

EMIT receives CE-Mark for HypothermX Intravenous Fluid and Blood Warming Devices

EMIT receives CE-Mark for HypothermX Intravenous Fluid and Blood Warming Devices

New reporting standards proposed for spinal cord injury experiments

New reporting standards proposed for spinal cord injury experiments

New discovery links two important hypotheses in Alzheimer's disease research

New discovery links two important hypotheses in Alzheimer's disease research

Study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients

Study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients

AHA honors two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers"

AHA honors two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers"

New guidelines to protect burn victims from hypothermia risk during surgery

New guidelines to protect burn victims from hypothermia risk during surgery