PA Secretary Of Health Warns Of Frostbite And Hypothermia

Pennsylvania's Secretary of Health is urging people to stay safe in the bitter cold temperatures. Dr. Rachel Levine says you should stay inside if you don't have to go out in the bitter cold. If you do have to venture out, be sure to dress warmly in layers of clothing and limit your time outside. Dr. Levine says its important to cover your face and hands to prevent frostbite. Dr. Levine says also be aware of the signs of hypothermia which occurs when the body's core temperature goes down. Symptoms include shivering, drowsiness, confusion, a slow pulse and a loss of consciousness.