Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:55 PM
Health - National Guard members to help ease high COVID case load, staffing shortages at Alamance Regional Medical Center
The North Carolina National Guard is deploying 25 soldiers and airmen to help at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:31 PM
After a disappointing race, the Alpine skier received a show of support from viewers and fellow athletes like Simone Biles and Lindsey Vonn, showing how pervasive a changing...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:27 PM
State health officials on Wednesday reported fewer than 3,000 new coronavirus cases, as COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates continue to fall with the omicron variant...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:15 PM
Elections in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh begin on Thursday, Feb. 10 and the stakes are high. Were Uttar Pradesh a country, its population would make it one of the largest...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:07 PM
Omaha's mask mandate has been extended for at least one week, the Douglas County Health Department announced Wednesday.
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:01 PM
Several Democratic-led states are rolling back coronavirus restrictions in the face of public wariness as the omicron surge eases. Federal health officials advise those...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:11 PM
When candles burn, they release various vapors and particles into the air, but research suggests that using them is safe.
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:03 PM
Tedros Ghebreyesus met the Taliban health minister who is part of Taliban delegation currently visiting Switzerland.
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:55 PM
Two white New Yorkers have filed a lawsuit against the state and city health departments that claims the eligibility criteria for scarce COVID-19 treatments is racially...
Health feed - News BreaK Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:41 PM
How the Canadian trucker protests became a big-tent rally of Canada's growing far-right.
WebMD Health Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:42 PM
The Vermont legislature approved a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee a woman's right to an abortion if it is approve by voters in the November general election.
WebMD Health Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:06 PM
New research in mice may provide clues to age-related hair loss in men and women.
WebMD Health Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:44 PM
A recent study finds fewer procedures to diagnose cancer were done over the past 2 years, including cystoscopies to detect bladder cancer.
WebMD Health Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:34 AM
Governments and health systems need to be prepared to deal with the likely significant contribution of the pandemic to a rising burden of cardiovascular diseases, the researchers say.
Mark's Daily Apple Wednesday, February 9, 2022 2:15 PM
I may have spent the last several decades of my life living in warm or temperate climates—the SF Bay Area, Malibu, and Miami are famous for their mild or non-existent winters—but I grew up in coastal Maine and spent the majority of my time outside, rain, snow or shine. I've endured some harsh winters and I think it's important that everyone be equipped to handle themselves in cold weather. Part of surviving winter is surviving it outdoors—whether you choose to be there or not. Part of surviving winter is having the right supplies in your car. Part of surviving winter is surviving it at home in the event of a power outage. As we saw a little while ago in Texas, simply being at home doesn't mean much if your power goes out and you're not prepared. Today, I'm going to give some winter survival tips: behaviors, tools, and gear you should keep in mind (and in your car, your house, and on your person) to survive a harsh winter indoors and out. Winter Survival Tips Most of us "survive winter" by living in warm climates or retreating to simulated warm climates in our homes and offices. Few ever truly get into "winter survival situations." But you never know how things will go. You never know when your car will break down in the dead of winter. And sometimes, some of you will simply want to test yourself in the cold. Here's how to stay dry, stay warm, and stay alive. Stay dry. Moisture is the death knell, whether it's from excess sweat, slipping into an icy brook, or failing to cover up and getting soaked in a downpour. Moisture will wick warmth away from your body, leaving you vulnerable to the cold. Always stay dry. Waterproof boots. If you want to maintain ground feel and zero heel drop soles, you'll want something waterproof like the Tracker II FG Men's or Women's from Vivo Barefoot, the Boulder Boot Men's or Women's from Lem's Shoes. However, these may not be ideal for true deep winter conditions. If you're out dealing with heavy protracted exposure to snow, you can sacrifice ground feel and heel drop for insulation against the cold. This is a great discussion of barefoot waterproof and snow boots broken down by both warmth and waterproofness. Wear wool. Wool is king. I don't care if it's "scratchy." This is survival, and wool is the best way to survive and stay warm. It works for sheep. Socks, hats, mittens, base layers, sweaters, long johns. Wool, wool, wool. Layer. You need to wear wool (ideally) against your body but layer other materials over it. You need to wear the most synthetic, plastic-y material on top to prevent any water from getting in. Base layer should be thin wool and well-fitting. This is what's up against your body. Second layer should be light and airy against your body rather than overly tight, allowing more warm air to be trapped. A merino wool, goose … Continue reading "Winter Survival Tips"