Yale-New Haven offers tips for surviving bitter cold

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Pedestrians continue to struggle to get around the city as they walk around vehicles and snowbanks on Main St. in Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday Feb. 11, 2013.

Pedestrians continue to struggle to get around the city as they walk around vehicles and snowbanks on Main St. in Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday Feb. 11, 2013.

With serious snowfall coming, and temperatures expected to get as low as -1 by tomorrow night, local hospitals are telling people to stay warm and fend off the many injuries and health risks that can occur in the cold. One of the worst of these is hypothermia, a condition that can result in permanent tissue damage or even death if warning signs are ignored. Signs can include fatigue, drowsiness, uncontrolled shivering, cool bluish skin, slurred speech, clumsy movements and irritable or irrational and confused behavior.

Here are some ways to protect yourself in the cold, provided by the docs at Yale-new Haven Hospital:

Amanda Cuda

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