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Staying warm in cold weather

(HealthDayNews) -- Children are less able to handle the cold than you are. They're also less aware of the possible dangers of freezing temperatures.

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic offer these C-O-L-D prevention tips for you and your kids:

Cover your child's head, face and neck as much as possible. Apply lip protection.

Overexertion can be dangerous. Avoid sweating, which produces wet clothes and chills.

Layers of loose clothing work best.

Dry is key. Stay as dry as possible and watch for gaps in mittens and boots where snow creeps in.

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