How long is too long when kids are playing outside in the winter? In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, answers this and other questions about keeping kids safe in the winter.
When Mother Nature hands us extreme cold temperatures that dip below 0 degrees, it’s best to just stay indoors. But for those avid exercisers who will step outside this winter to run, walk or hike, I offer a few recommendations to avoid hypothermia and frostbite. Yesterday, I had the chance to speak with WAKR morning […]
Falling snow can be a pretty tempting sight for kids suffering from cabin fever, but parents need to pay attention to the falling temperatures that may accompany a fresh winterscape. Wind chills, the amount of time spent outside, and wet clothing can also impact a child’s risk for frostbite, frostnip and other cold weather concerns.