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Doctors Say The Cold Is Harder On Kids

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The temperatures and wind chills can be tough on all of us, but is the cold harder on children than it is on adults?

Doctor Phil Sondreal says kids have a harder time regulating their body temperature. They lose heat faster, even more in wind chills. He didn't put an exact time limit on how long children should be outside.

The time depends on age, overall health, and how warmly they are dressed.

"It's just really important when it's below zero or there's a wind chill parents keep in mind that they should keep little children inside," says dr. Sondreal, "it's not the time to be playing when it's real cold."

He also says often children don't realize how cold they are, especially when they are having fun.

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