Doctors warn of frostbite, hypothermia in cold

Doctors are warning Long Islanders about the risk of frostbite and hypothermia as temperatures remain below freezing. Dr. Krishan Kumar says that those who are

Doctors say that wind chills below 20 degrees increase the risk of hypothermia and frostbite.

Doctors say that wind chills below 20 degrees increase the risk of hypothermia and frostbite. (1/24/13)

SYOSSET - Doctors are warning Long Islanders about the risk of frostbite and hypothermia as temperatures remain below freezing.

Dr. Krishan Kumar says that those who are outside for extended periods of time should cover up exposed skin, take frequent breaks and seek shelter to avoid the dangerous effects of the cold.

As for people like Paul Singh, a gas station attendant in Syosset, he says that all he can do is dress in multiple layers and cope with the cold.
 

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