Hypothermia

Say: hi-poh-THUR-mee-uh

If you've ever been outside on a freezing day without your coat, you know how quickly your body gets cold. Hypothermia is when the body gets so cold that it can't warm itself up again. This can be dangerous because the organs inside the body will stop working if they get too cold. So be sure to bundle up!

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