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  • Winter Safety: Slip and Fall Prevention

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    Winter is the time for falling temperatures, snow, and…people? The risk of accidental injury and broken bones from slips and falls drastically increases during winter as snow and rain freezes into slippery ice patches. People of all ages, genders, and physical capabilities can slip and fall, which often results in serious or fatal injury. The […]

  • How to Protect Your Child from Frostbite


    Children’s small bodies lose heat significantly faster than adults. They also are known to ignore the cold for the sake of having fun and lack the judgment to get out of the cold when they should. This all makes your child at high risk for developing frostbite, a condition in which the skin and underlying […]

  • How to Avoid Hypothermia


    Baby it’s cold outside! Due to the freezing temperatures that are occurring this winter, we thought this was a good time to discuss hypothermia, so that you can keep you and your loved ones safe when outdoors. Let’s start with the basics: What is hypothermia? Hypothermia is having abnormally low body temperatures, usually caused by prolonged […]

  • Common Winter Health Complaints

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    February can be a bleak month, filled with gray, dreary days and chilly, blustery nights. While the chill in the air can’t be blamed for bugs going around the office or school, the cold itself can irritate the body, causing minor ailments.   Each winter season, doctors here at AFC/Doctors Express find more and more […]

  • Winter Safety Tips: Skiing & Snowboarding

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    Now that winter is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to remind people about winter safety tips. Though people of all ages enjoy the fun of skiing and snowboarding each winter, the risk of injury – whether minor (cuts, strains, and fractures) or severe (head, neck, and spinal damage) – is very high.   […]

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