How to avoid hypothermia and frostbite as Arctic temps chill the US

Subfreezing temperatures will continue to plague much of the country this week, putting outdoor sports enthusiasts, football fans, unsheltered people and stranded motorists at increased risk of hypothermia and frostbite.

At least five people in the U.S. have died of suspected hypothermia in recent days, according to the Associated Press.

Acute care nurse practitioner Stephen Wood, program director of Northeastern’s Extreme Medicine certificate program, answered questions about what hypothermia is, what it does to the body, how to prevent it — and how hypothermia differs from frostbite.

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