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Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:32:25 AM »
Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal
The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors say
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By Mary Elizabeth Dallas
Saturday, January 7, 2017
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SATURDAY, Jan. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Snow looks beautiful while it's falling, but each year thousands of Americans are hurt while shoveling or clearing the white stuff.

Folks who are usually sedentary are at particular risk for injuries associated with bending and lifting shovels of heavy snow, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says. Clearing snow can also put a lot of extra strain on the heart, the group warns.

In 2015, more than 158,000 people were treated for injuries sustained while shoveling snow or removing ice. And snow blowers were involved in more than 15,000 injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

https://medlineplus.gov/healthnews.html
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