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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.
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

Eagle Pharmaceuticals total revenue increases by $2.5 million for Q2 2014

Eagle Pharmaceuticals total revenue increases by $2.5 million for Q2 2014

Scientists develop magnetic bacteria that may help diagnose digestive diseases like stomach cancer

Scientists develop magnetic bacteria that may help diagnose digestive diseases like stomach cancer

DTI assessment indicates that mild hypothermia therapy may be beneficial for patients with diffuse axonal injury

DTI assessment indicates that mild hypothermia therapy may be beneficial for patients with diffuse axonal injury

Therapeutic hypothermia may not be effective in all patients who suffered heart attack, says study

Therapeutic hypothermia may not be effective in all patients who suffered heart attack, says study

Study examines forensic cases of hypothermia deaths in South Australia and Sweden

Study examines forensic cases of hypothermia deaths in South Australia and Sweden

St. Joseph's Hospital opens new $20 million Heart Institute

St. Joseph's Hospital opens new $20 million Heart Institute

Study to evaluate connections between brain networks and religious thought

Study to evaluate connections between brain networks and religious thought

USAMRMC to develop strategic research plan that identifies critical research priority areas in TBI

USAMRMC to develop strategic research plan that identifies critical research priority areas in TBI

Professor studies impact of different levels of physical contact on premature infants

Professor studies impact of different levels of physical contact on premature infants

New projects advance treatments for radiation syndrome, cardiac arrest-induced brain injury and rare blood disorder

New projects advance treatments for radiation syndrome, cardiac arrest-induced brain injury and rare blood disorder

Better to fat finger a text than to lose a finger due to the cold

Better to fat finger a text than to lose a finger due to the cold

NIH Stroke Trials Network includes UC San Diego Health System as grant recipient

NIH Stroke Trials Network includes UC San Diego Health System as grant recipient

Spaceflights cause cellular-level damage and may lead to long-term vision problems

Spaceflights cause cellular-level damage and may lead to long-term vision problems