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Sure, she's happy now, but wait till her fingers freeze.

VIDEO: How to treat frostbite

January 5, 2015 — 

University of Manitoba researcher Gordon”Professor Popsicle” Giesbrecht describes how to treat frostbite, and what not to do—if you don’t have time to watch this less-than-two-minute video, here’s a crucial pointer: never try to warm a frostbitten area over dry heat. Never!

Giesbrecht studies physiological responses to extreme environments. He has conducted hundreds of cold water immersion studies that have provided valuable information about cold stress physiology and pre-hospital care for human hypothermia. He is a professor in the U of M’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.


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