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"Popular Polar Plunges 'Shock' Body with Frigid Temperatures, Pose Health Risks" - Dr. Houman Danesh

Adapted from a Nordic tradition, Polar Plunges have risen in popularity as fundraisers for local charities and organizations.

  • Accuweather.com
  • New York, NY
  • (January 02, 2015)

Usually dressed in little more than t-shirts and sometimes costumes, swimmers descend into potentially harmful conditions while their body makes a quick reaction to the sudden frigid water. According to Director of Integrative Pain Management at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Houman Danesh, MD, the safety of participating in such plunges depends on individual health. Learn more