Frostbite

Shelters bring awareness to homelessness as temperatures drop

"Having emergency shelter saves lives. It saves lives certainly in the bitter cold temperatures."

FARGO-MOORHEAD – As the temperatures continue to drop, the homeless may be faced with tougher challenges. With frigid temperatures sweeping in over the next week, two local organizations are doing their best to provide relief to those seeking shelter from the cold. “We’re very aware of the temperatures that are coming. The kind of wind chills we’re expecting aren’t compatible…

Health Concerns Regarding Frigid Temperatures

Medical professionals say it's possible to get frostbite after 5 minutes of being outside in this cold weather

FARGO, N.D. — The frigid temperatures we’ll be experiencing over the next couple of days are accompanied with health concerns. Those at Sanford say frostbite is the number one concern when it comes to negative temperatures. Family nurse practitioner Autumn Nelson says dressing in layers and minimizing any exposed skin is key. The first signs of frostbite include redness, tingling…

Sanford Physician Gives Tips for Staying Safe During Frigid Temperatures

With the coming temperatures, any exposed skin is at risk of frostbite

FARGO, N.D. – It’s a life or death situation if you’re not properly dressed during frigid winter temperatures. You could face frostbite in… “Less than five minutes, if their skin is uncovered,” Sanford Occupational Medicine Physician Dr. John Beauclair said. Dr. John Beauclair advises people to cover the crucial areas of your body when it’s this cold. “Make sure you…

Paramedics Report More Cases of Frostbite, Muscle Trauma after Blizzard

Call 9-1-1 if you start to experience chest pain, numbness while shoveling

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Waking up to around 8.5 inches of snow on the ground, Mackenzie Neuhalfen and her brother Zachary got right to work. “It’s hard only because it’s so heavy and it’s also kind of cold so I mean there’s nothing wrong with shoveling, it was just a lot of snow at one time,” said Neuhalfen. Some in the metro…