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Avoiding Winter Injury Hazards

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ANN ARBOR, MI - As the snowflakes start to fall, many emergency rooms become busy with injuries specific to the winter months. Jeffrey S. Desmond, M.D., service chief of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, cautions us on common winter hazards and how to avoid them.

Injuries related to snow removal are among the most common winter-related injuries seen in the emergency room. Shoveling, trying to clear snow off the roof, or using a snow blower all can be hazardous. For example, snow blowers