Safely braving arctic cold requires adequate preparation and
precautions, especially for ill and vulnerable people,
warns David M. Holmes, MD, clinical associate professor
of family medicine and director of global health
Even untrained bystanders can help a cardiac arrest victim by
performing simple chest compressions, says cardiac arrhythmia
expert Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor
and Chair of medicine.
Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and
chair of medicine, says patients with coronary heart disease
and heart failure should not overexert themselves while engaging in
cold-weather tasks, such as clearing snow.
Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor of medicine, is working to
address the growing need for quality geriatric care while preparing
health care providers, researchers and medical educators for the
high-demand field of geriatric medicine.