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What do bitter temperatures do to the human body? (National Geographic)

U.S. Cold Snap: What do bitter temperatures do to the human body?

UBuffalo campus with November snow

SUNY Downstate Medical Center— The Polar Vortex which recently consumed much of the United States should not be taken lightly. With Wind Chills as low -50°F, frost bite can occur in under 5 minutes. Michael Lanigan, an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City is asked about how the body responds to such frigid weather—and how best to handle it.

▶ Read about this in National Geographic

Maxwell Morgan

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Maxwell is the Coordinator of Digital Engagement for The State University of New York.

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