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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.
Researchers analyze protective effects of mild hypothermia on CNS injuries

Researchers analyze protective effects of mild hypothermia on CNS injuries

Higher 36°C temperature as effective as 33°C for therapeutic hypothermia treatment

Higher 36°C temperature as effective as 33°C for therapeutic hypothermia treatment

Lowering body temperature improves survival, neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients

Lowering body temperature improves survival, neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients

ZOLL Medical announces establishment of ZOLL Foundation

ZOLL Medical announces establishment of ZOLL Foundation

Hypothermia does not improve result in patients with severe bacterial meningitis

Hypothermia does not improve result in patients with severe bacterial meningitis

Study shows beneficial effects of mild hypothermia on cellular responses to TBI

Study shows beneficial effects of mild hypothermia on cellular responses to TBI

CRF to present groundbreaking clinical trial findings at TCT 2013 scientific symposium

CRF to present groundbreaking clinical trial findings at TCT 2013 scientific symposium

Fingerstick blood sample test using i-STAT device not accurate in determining troponin level: Study

Fingerstick blood sample test using i-STAT device not accurate in determining troponin level: Study

Repeated exposure to low level blasts causes harmful effects in brain

Repeated exposure to low level blasts causes harmful effects in brain

Research reveals that only 7% of patients survive from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Research reveals that only 7% of patients survive from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Comparison of guidelines highlights when player can resume athletic activity after concussion

Comparison of guidelines highlights when player can resume athletic activity after concussion

Weekend reading: The mystery of some innovations that are slow to be accepted; myths about the obesity crisis

Weekend reading: The mystery of some innovations that are slow to be accepted; myths about the obesity crisis

ECMO may show promise as rescue strategy for select cardiac arrest patients

ECMO may show promise as rescue strategy for select cardiac arrest patients

Housing and health: an interview with Hilary Thomson, Senior Investigator Scientist at the UK Medical Research Council

Housing and health: an interview with Hilary Thomson, Senior Investigator Scientist at the UK Medical Research Council

Autistic children's brains have reduced connectivity, diminished capacity for neural communication

Autistic children's brains have reduced connectivity, diminished capacity for neural communication

Mayo Clinic neurology experts present research findings at AAN meeting

Mayo Clinic neurology experts present research findings at AAN meeting

ECMO and mechanical CPR use can lead to unexpected survival in severe heart attack patients

ECMO and mechanical CPR use can lead to unexpected survival in severe heart attack patients

Study finds inconsistency in scoring methods that have been developed to evaluate NICUs

Study finds inconsistency in scoring methods that have been developed to evaluate NICUs

Loyola offers tips to help stay healthy during shoveling season

Loyola offers tips to help stay healthy during shoveling season

Diastolic hypotension key predictor of admission in pediatric asthma

Diastolic hypotension key predictor of admission in pediatric asthma