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Cold Weather Checklist

Reporter Mary Anne Dunkin writes on tips to stay safe and well during the cold weather for the 'Science & Medicine' section of Arthritis Today.

Linda A. Russell, MD, rheumatologist at HSS, recommends patients ask their physicians if they need a vitamin D supplement as there are less opportunities to get sun outdoors.

It's also important to beware of ice. Dr. Russell recommends wearing footwear that "has some grip to it" and to focus on walking. "Don't text or talk on the phone," she adds.

This article appears in the Winter 2018-2019 print edition.