| Sep 21, 2009
Thousands of chronic alcoholics are battling life on Seattle streets but they're not doing it alone. Researchers say taxpayers are supporting this lifestyle paying out an average of $4,832 dollars every month. That's according to a UW study that looked at...
| Nov 20, 2009
Boots? Check! Parka? Check! Insulated gloves? Check!
Those of us living in cold climates have a mental checklist we run through to protect our bodies before stepping out into frigid winter weather. Yet the season brings challenges in mild zones as well....
| Nov 25, 2009
When the temperature drops around the holidays, older adults run a high risk of health problems related to the cold-including hypothermia, frostbite, falls in ice and snow, and injuries. So it's important that they, and those who care for them, take...
| Jun 4, 2009
| 4:33 AM
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Humane Society officials say that a dog that escaped in Middletown just hours after being adopted, has been found nearly seven months later.
Society officials say they are amazed the hound managed to survive the...
| Sep 4, 2009
A synthesized cellphone melody pulls Jeff Rice from his sleep.
De-de da-de-de da-de-de da-de. De-de da-de-de da-de-de da-de.
Rice hits the alarm. It's 4:30, still dark. He clicks on his headlamp and dresses in the confines of his tent.
The nylon zipper...
| Jan 8, 2010
Those chilly winds tell you to cover your plants, put on the snow tires and store the patio furniture. But, don't pack up your fitness activities - winterize them instead. Here's how:
Keep as much of your activity outdoors as possible. Snow, sleet and...
| Jan 1, 2010
Water sports don't normally include snow and 30 degree water temperatures, but today they did.
For the past 30 years the Grand City Show Skiers have been braving the cold temperatures to ski on New Years Day.
Organizer Tim Priest said that they like...
| Jan 6, 2010
With just a few hours before the artic blast arrives in north Texas kids are stilly playing in tee shirts and skirts. Tomorrow, that may be dangerous. Baylor- Carrollton pediatrician Farah Naz says that kids, because of their size, are at greater risk...
| Jan 7, 2010
| 5:13 PM
NORFOLK, Mass. -- A cat found frozen in the snow has made a miraculous recovery.
Annie, a 13-year-old tuxedo cat, disappeared during snowstorm in early December on the day her family was moving.
Five weeks later there was still no sign of the cat and...
| Jan 7, 2010
Extreme winter temperatures can be just as dangerous as Houston's famous summertime heat.
"Even a short exposure, if you're not prepared for the elements, you can see changes from hypothermia or from frostbite within 20 to 30 minutes," said Dr. Jamie...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 7:40 PM
A column last week about a 35-year-old parka that has kept me toasty since I bought it as a teenager prompted readers to share their stories of old coats and dealing with frigid temperatures.
I shivered reading some of them. One reader described having...
| Feb 5, 2010
DALLAS - Does a chill in the air make you want to curl up underneath a blanket by the fire? With the right preparation, you can embrace the elements while staying active and healthy. Here are some tips from experts and enthusiasts on how to safely savor...