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Winter Safety

The Department of Defense has taken great care to train and teach our Service members how to prevent cold weather injuries.  The Medical Health System would like to emphasize those same facts that apply during missions and duty and highlight their use during off-duty activities.  The winter months are a great time for outdoor activities provided you are properly prepared for the elements.  Simple tips like dressing in layers, limiting caffeine and alcohol intake and being aware of the weather can prevent Hypothermia, Frostbite and muscle strain due to overexertion. 

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2018 #ColdReadiness Twitter chat recap: Preventing cold weather injuries for service members and their families

Fact Sheet
2/5/2018

To help protect U.S. armed forces, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) hosted a live #ColdReadiness Twitter chat on Wednesday, January 24th, 12-1:30 pm EST to discuss what service members and their families need to know about winter safety and preventing cold weather injuries as the temperatures drop. This fact sheet documents highlights from the Twitter chat.

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