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Get Your Winter On!

Walking in a winter wonderland may sound perfect, but having an outdoor adventure without the proper winter gear might prove to be hazardous to your health. Don your best gear, whether it has snowed or not, and protect yourself from the cold weather blues. The Head – We have all heard various statistics about how much warmth you lose through your head, but we still find ourselves wearing hats that

Are You Ready for a Winter Wonderland?

Cold weather is heading our way, and if you’re like me, you can’t wait for snow days and hot cocoa. Unfortunately, winter also brings the chance of icy roads, frostbite and power outages. Don’t let winter catch you off guard. Get ready! Here are a few tips and links to help you be ready for the approaching season. Dress Warmly It may not be glamorous, but dressing warmly is

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Preventing and Recognizing Frostbite

Here’s what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has to say about frostbite. Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation. The risk of frostbite is increased in

Hazardous Roads, Hazardous Driving Conditions

Let’s face it.  We don’t face snowy roads very often in Chattanooga.  Treacherous driving conditions can occur suddenly, but if you are already on the road that radio announcer’s advice to stay at home comes a bit late!  What do you do? First, the usual techniques don’t always apply when driving in snowy conditions.  Familiarize yourself with the proper ways to navigate hazardous road conditions by studying these tips

When the Power Goes Out: Ways to Be Safe and Warm

A winter storm hits.  The power goes out, and you are already starting to feel the cold creep under the door.  You worry about the food in your fridge.  You won’t be able to go out until the streets are clear.  Now what?  Trapped, cold, hungry and, even scarier, your cell’s charge is running low! Don’t panic.  Usually, power outages don’t last long, but the wait can seem like