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New National Study Finds 11,500 Emergency Department Visits, Nearly 100 Deaths Related to Snow Shoveling Each Year

Known by many as one of the least favorite wintertime chores, shoveling snow can also be hazardous and is associated with many serious, even fatal events among both adults and children. A recent study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that an average of 11,500 snow shoveling-related injuries and medical emergencies were treated in U.S. emergency departments each year from 1990 to 2006.

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Take Precautions to Avoid Sledding Injuries

According to the most recent U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics, there were 74,000 sledding, snow tubing, and tobogganing-related injuries treated at hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices and clinics in 2004. But by taking a few precautions, you can help your children make sure their sledding and snow tubing activities are both thrilling and safe. The American Academy of Pediatrics and emergency room doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center give tips on how to stay safe while sledding.

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ice, Business, Falls, Unconscious, slippery, Winter, SNOW, slush, trip hazard, Injury

Businesses Beware: the Slippery Season Cometh

Loyola University Health System expert gives tips on how to keep customers and employees safe during the slippery winter season.

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Groundhog Day, High Blood Pressure

Groundhogs Are Right 39 Percent of the Time; Winter Requires Extra Care for Humans with High Blood Pressure

If winter continues after Groundhog's Day, extra care is required for humans.

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Women's Health, Health, Skin Health, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter

Winterize Your Body and Mind

As the winter months approach bringing holidays and good cheer, certain health issues may arise that women should have on their radar. From mental health issues like stress, depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD), to physical concerns like skin care, the winter can certainly pack a punch.

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Beware the “Silver Tsunami” – the Boomers Turn 65 in 2011

On Jan. 1, 2011, the first of the baby boomer starts to turn 65. Are we ready for the medical, social and societal changes that will be necessary? UAB geriatricians say we're are not.

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Underage Drinking-Related Emergency Department Visits Increase More than 250 Percent on New Year’s Day

Hospital emergency department visits involving underage drinking increased more than 250 percent on New Year’s Day according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The brief study shows that on New Year’s Day 2009, there were an estimated 1,980 emergency department visits involving underage drinking, compared to 546 such visits on an average day that year - a 263 percent increase.

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New Babies, New Year, first baby, Ob/Gyn

Official Guide To The First Baby Of The New Year

Loyola chair of OB/GYN candidly and humorously discusses the medical community's race for the first baby of the new year and defines the terms and ways to win.

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Hangover, hangover cures

How to Cure a New Year's Hangover

Exercise and B vitamins can help cure a hangover, but coffee won't help.

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Behavior, Junk Food, Diabetes, Obesity, Learning, math, Moderate Drinking, Resolutions, sleep deprivation, soy intake, Stress, Weight Loss, kids, Pediatrics, Intimacy, Cancer, Caretaking, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Eating, Overeating

Ten (Research-Tested) New Year’s Resolutions

Need help choosing a New Year’s resolution? Research from the University at Buffalo can provide some direction. Below is a summary of useful health and wellness tips assembled from studies published by UB researchers in 2010.







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