Doctors promote winter weather safety

Winter is in full swing throughout the Greater Lafayette area. With Winter comes cold and hazardous conditions. Doctors from local hospitals are advising everyone to be smart and to stay healthy.

Posted: Dec. 31, 2017 5:27 PM
Updated: Dec. 31, 2017 11:26 PM

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Winter is in full swing throughout the Greater Lafayette area. With Winter comes cold and hazardous conditions. Doctors from local hospitals are advising everyone to be smart and to stay healthy.

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Doctors are advising everyone to be smart and to stay healthy. The elderly and small children including newborn babies are at the most risk for illness. It is important to avoid being outside as much as possible this winter.

Alcohol and other substances decrease your body's temperature as well. Doctors say even the simple things like washing hands are important. Nick Sansone is a physician at IU Health Arnett. He says the flu has been Greater Lafayette's biggest problem.

"The Influenza virus is very very frequent this time of year. The immunization unfortunately wasn't very protective. So we've been seeing a large amount of influenza."

Doctor Rea Sebata says keeping young children, especially infants warm is very important. 

"Keep them bundled up, keep them indoors as much as you can. If you're to have them outside, minimal amount of time in and out of a car."

IU Health Arnett stresses the fact that it's never too late to receive a flu shot.

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