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Prepare for Winter Weather Emergencies with NLM

Posted by on January 5th, 2017 Posted in: NLM/NIH News


Don’t get caught out in the cold! You can prepare for snow, freezing temperatures, and other winter weather emergencies by using the following tools from National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn and teach others about winter weather preparedness:

  • Winter Weather Topics on MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus, which offers reliable consumer health information and resources curated by experts from NLM, has a number of Health Topics pages related to winter weather preparedness, including Winter Weather EmergenciesFrostbite, and Hypothermia.  You can also learn through the Medical Encyclopedia on MedlinePlus how to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Multilingual Information on Winter Weather: The Winter Storms and Extreme Cold page on HealthReach offers a one-page handout in five different languages (English, Arabic, Bosnian, Somali, and Spanish) educating people about how to stay safe during winter storms and extreme cold.  The information is also available in all five languages in video or audio formats.
  • Winter Weather Safety Information on Disaster Lit: Find public health documents related to winter weather through the Disaster Lit database, including guideline/assessment tools, reports, and informational websites.

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