Health signs to look for in cold weather

With minus temps set to continue through the weekend, here are some tips to help you through the bitter weather. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), protect yourself against hypothermia and frostbite during cold weather. Wear warm clothing that covers your skin and remove any wet clothing immediately. Limit your time outdoors, especially young children. Watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite among elderly adults, babies, people drinking alcohol, and others at risk. Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect someone has hypothermia or frostbite. The risk of frostbite is increased in people with reduced blood circulation and among people who are not dressed properly for extremely cold temperatures. For more information, visit the CDC http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/staysafe/frostbite.asp According to Dr. Billy Oley of Beartooth Billings Clinic, “At a temperature of -20 degrees F, exposed skin can get frostbitten in 20-30 minutes. Add any wind and the time decreases. The most important preventative measure is to keep your skin covered and watch for signs of hypothermia such as confusion and slurred speech. If you start shivering, get inside.”

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
    Thanksgiving Bake Sale, Nov. 18 at the Fromberg School Gym, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Holiday pies, dinner rolls, caramel rolls, cakes and more. Hosted by the school and the Fromberg Improvement Committee.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
    A Free Thanksgiving meal will be served Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the "Legacy Lodge " building in Red Lodge for anyone that is in need, or is unable to get to family, or even have nowhere to go for Thanksgiving.
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.