With near record-breaking cold temperatures and higher than average snowfall in eastern Connecticut, the dangers of frostbite are real. According to the Backus Hospital Emergency Department, frostbite results when skin becomes exposed to extreme cold. Prolonged exposure leads to freezing the skin and tissue below.
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Backus Hospital is partnering with local coaches, former pro athletes, radio personalities, parents and their children to minimize the impact...
More than 500 participated in Backus' annual Safety Camp on Saturday, June 12. Kids received free bike helmets; 911 training; important, and potentially life-saving, lessons on the importance of wearing seatbelts; and tours of an impressive array of local fire apparatus.