Month: January 2013

Frostbite

Cold Weather Problems… FROSTBITE! The cold weather is here and care has to be taken to prevent, recognize, and treat cold-related injury to exposed areas, typically fingers, toes, ears, and nose. This is due to constriction of the blood vessels, depriving oxygen to these parts. “Frostnip” is a milder, reversible precursor to Frostbite, which can …

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Hypothermia

Hypothermia: Symptoms and Prevention Winter is in full swing in New England and with temperatures dipping below freezing as of late, it’s important to understand the risks of hypothermia and how to treat it. Hypothermia is caused when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it; which can happen quickly on a frigid …

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Is it too late to get a Flu Shot?

Flu season generally begins in the fall and runs through the spring, typically peaking in January or February. This year the flu has hit fast and furious and it appears the epidemic is still packing quite a punch.  Even though it’s ideal to be vaccinated early, health officials say there is still a great deal …

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Cough in Adults

I’m pretty sure everyone reading this has had a cough at some point. It is certainly one of the most common complaints prompting visits to the doctors, and resulting in lost work days, sleepless nights, and general malaise. This malady also prompts two basic questions: 1) Why is this happening? 2) What can and should …

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