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Dr. Willard Sharp
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Weather Emergencies (Overview)

Weather emergencies are forms of weather than can cause damage and injury, and include flooding, hail, lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes.


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What severe weather emergencies or natural disasters are most likely to kill you?

What severe weather emergencies or natural disasters are most likely to kill you?

Flooding: On average, U.S. flooding kills more than 100 people a year — more than any other single weather hazard, including tornadoes and hurricanes, according to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Heat waves also kill thousands! About 10,000 people died during the heat wave of 1980! A lot depends on where you live also. Hurricanes and earthquakes more common on the coasts. ...Read more

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Dr. Willard Sharp
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Weather Emergencies (Overview)

Weather emergencies are forms of weather than can cause damage and injury, and include flooding, hail, lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes.


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What severe weather emergencies or natural disasters are most likely to occur in virginia beach, va?

What severe weather emergencies or natural disasters are most likely to occur in virginia beach, va?

Hurricanes: Flooding secondary to storms, gradual erosion of beachfront due to wave action, and poor visibility can make your golf game worse. ...Read more

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Could i be sick because of the change in weather?

Could i be sick because of the change in weather?

Weather related pain: Increased pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure seems to be the major association. You will notice that in a storm system coming in fast you are fine. That front that takes days to come in. There is also fair weather pain from a high pressure area moving away from you. The mechanism is completely unknown also depression is related to lack of light exposure. ...Read more

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How can I train in cold weather?

Dress appropriately: There is an extraordinary amount of new high technology clothing to allow you to keep warm in cold weather. These include multi-layered and very thin high performance undergarments and other non-bulky and moisture controlling outerwear. Any ski shop, outdoor shop or athletic or runners supply shop (particularly those in warm weather climates) can help you get equipped safely. ...Read more

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Can rainy weather cause migraines?

Can rainy weather cause migraines?

Ca be a trigger..: Environmental factors such as atmospheric change can trigger a migraine attack in those susceptable. Perfumes, smoke, excessive heat/cold, hunger, dehydration, certain food types, sleep deprevation etc...Are common triggers as well. Keep your routines really routine to minimize attacks. Keep a headache log. Otc such as excedrine-migraine may help. If not, consult doc for eval..Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do about my weathered, stressed skin?

What to do about my weathered, stressed skin?

Laser resurfacing: What is skin resurfacing?Laser resurfacing to improve cosmetic flaws, such as wrinkles,  acne scars, and aging and sun-damaged skin, is the latest scientific breakthrough in skin rejuvenation.Using a wand-like laser handpiece, undesired skin cells and wrinkles literally disappear in a puff of mist and are replaced by fresh skin cells. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold from too much cold weather?

Can you get a cold from too much cold weather?

Indirectly: The cold weather will not actually cause you to get sick, but your body has to use extra energy to try to keep you warm. Because of this your body has less resources to fight off germs and viruses which increases your risk of getting sick. ...Read more

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How can I stop the cold weather making me awful?

How can I stop the cold weather making me awful?

Weather related pain: Increased pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure seems to be the major association. You will notice that in a storm system coming in fast you are fine. That front that takes days to come in. There is also fair weather pain from a high pressure area moving away from you. The mechanism is completely unknown also depression is related to lack of light exposure. ...Read more

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My mood changes with the weather. Is this normal?

My mood changes with the weather. Is this normal?

SAD: It can be a normal feeling to feel a bit glum during rainy or over cast days. Seasonal affective disorder is defined as recurring major depression with a seasonal onset and remission. A doctor can help sort through some of these feelings. ...Read more

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Why does the weather rain & cold make me hurt so bad?

Why does the weather rain & cold make me hurt so bad?

Weather pain???: Increased pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure. You will notice that in a storm system coming in fast you are fine. Its that front that takes days to come in that gets you. There is also fair weather pain from a high pressure area moving away from you. The mechanism is completely unknown. ...Read more

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How to check weather growth plates have fused or not?

An x-ray: will show if the growth plates are closed. At age 34 your growth plates are closed. ...Read more

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Can your happiness be affected by sleep or the weather?

Can your happiness be affected by sleep or the weather?

Yes: Poor sleep quality makes people feel lethargic and somewhat depressed and moody. Overcast and rainy days seem to make people feel blue as well. ...Read more

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Feel so ill and sick in heat wave weather what can I do?

Feel so ill and sick in heat wave weather what can I do?

Heat wave: The key to stay fit during summer is avoiding excess heat and keeping self well hydrated. If you still feel weak or easily tired, please contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Does the weather affect people who suffer with migraines?

Does the weather affect people who suffer with migraines?

Yes it is a trigger: Change in weather is known to be a trigger for an acute attack of migraine most of the time on cold days than hot days.But high humidity, dry air, windy or stormy weather in some, barometric pressure changes and bright sunlight can be a trigger in some people.In some people weather changes may cause imbalance in brain chemicals including serotonin to trigger attack.If you know what weather is trigger. ...Read more

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Why is it I like it very cool and most like hot weather ?

Why is it I like it very cool and most like hot weather ?

Preferences vary: There is no medical answer to your question. People differ greatly in their temperature preferences for reasons we do not understand but there is no blood test that will shed any light on this. ...Read more

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What medications cause inability to tolerate hot weather?

What medications cause inability to tolerate hot weather?

Heat tolerance: BP meds, diuretics SSRIs Antidepessants. Narcotics eating a low sodium and potassium diet. Not drinking enough water. ...Read more

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Will smoking a cigarette in foggy weather be worse for you?

Will smoking a cigarette in foggy weather be worse for you?

No: It is equally bad for you whether foggy or not. However, if it is "smog" rather than fog, you are also breathing in a great deal of air pollution, and adding cigarette smoke to the mix just adds to the damage that it does to your lungs, respiratory cells, heart and many other organ systems. ...Read more