Health and Fitness

Cold Weather Advisory: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Important Updates for Patients

Chicago –(ENEWSPF)—January 27, 2014. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medicine® physician offices and outpatient centers are open and operating normally. If you wish to reschedule an appointment because of the extreme weather conditions, please call your physician’s office or 312-926-0780. No cancellation fees will be charged for rescheduled appointments. Since we are experiencing a high volume of calls, you may experience extended wait times. We appreciate your patience.

Please be safe and take precautions in the extreme cold temperatures. The following are tips from Northwestern Medicine experts for avoiding weather-related injuries and health conditions:

When temperatures drop, beware of frostbite

Stay Safe as Temperatures Plummet

Be Aware of Heart Disease Risk Factors Before Shoveling Snow

Tips on Avoiding Winter Injuries

Protect Your Back from Snow Shoveling

In the current temperatures, even just a few minutes of exposure can put you at risk for frost bite. For a complete list of Chicago’s warming centers, visit the city’s website.