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Cold Weather Safety on Long Island, NY

- How you and yours can stay warm and safe during the cold winter months

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It's not often that the average temperatures on Long Island, New York dip into the single digits, but it does happen, and with the wind chill factor, it can even seem like it's in the below zero range. Here are some articles that will help you learn how to stay safe during the coldest temperatures. I've included a number of links to well-researched articles by a number of About.com writers, and this includes how to keep Fluffy and Fido safe during a winter chill.

1. Keep Kids Safe During Winter

Although the kids might enjoy playing in the snow and running around during winter, there are some precautions that parents should take to make sure that children won't develop dangerous conditions like frostbite or hypothermia. Amanda Rock, About.com's Preschoolers writer, writes about some great tips that the American Academy of Pediatrics offers to parents to ensure that their children can enjoy the great outdoors safely. Read more...

2. Winter Walking

This About.com video will give you some good tips on how to safely take a walk during cold weather, without risking dangerous health conditions. Click here to watch the video...

3. Cold Weather Running Safety Tips

If you're a fan of running or hiking on Long Island in places like Garvies Point Preserve, Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and other excellent spots in Nassau and Suffolk, make sure that you take precautions so that you'll stay healthy as you're running in the winter.

About.com's Running writer, Christine Luff, has some great tips for keeping healthy and safe while enjoying your usual running workouts in the winter. Read more....

4. How to Keep Feet Warm on Cold Runs

If you're like me, then your feet are the first to get cold during those chilly days of winter. But there are some steps that you can take (pardon the pun) to keep your feet toasty warm while you're out running. This About.com video, featuring Dr. Wayne Coleman, known as "the running chiropractor," has advice for keeping warm on the run. Click here to watch the video...

5. Cold Weather Safety Checklist for Dogs and Cats

About.com's Veterinary Medicine writer, Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM, has made a thorough checklist of items to have at home to make sure that your pet is prepared for winter. She includes information on basic supplies, foot care, the dangers of antifreeze and much more. Read more...

6. How To Treat Frostbite

Learn the signs of this dangerous condition and find out what to do immediately. Rod Brouhard, About.com's First Aid writer, tells you how to stay safe. Read more....

7. How To Recognize and Treat Hypothermia

Ranging from mild chills to shivering and even to a coma and death, hypothermia is a serious condition that occurs when the body's temperature drops severely. Rod Brouhard, About.com's First Aid writer, will tell you how to recognize the symptoms and what to do to get immediate treatment for this dangerous condition. Read more...

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