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Miracles in Iowa

It took the 911 dispatcher a moment to realize the brother and sister injured in the accident were not in the same car … they had crashed into each other. One was leaving the farm and the other was coming home. Their mom says their survival was nothing short of [...]

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Keep Your Summer Safe and Injury Free + SAVING LIVES WITH GUS: Fireworks Safety

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UraLdB8VAQQ SAVING LIVES WITH GUS: Fireworks Safety With the 4th of July holiday week coming up, experts at Mayo Clinic are offering up some injury prevention tips on some of the most common reasons that send people to the emergency department this time of year. Consume alcohol in moderation. Imbibing too much alcohol can [...]

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Reminders for Avoiding Winter Mishaps

Snow, ice and the arctic air of winter are more than inconveniences  — there are major health concerns to be aware of, some which can be prevented. Lori Schumacher, emergency medicine physician assistant at Mayo Clinic Health System, discusses a few common potential health issues to watch out for throughout [...]

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Frostbite Isn't Only Danger in This Bitter Cold

The frigid temperatures barreling across much of North America this week are creating many serious health conditions. Frostbite is often the first concern that comes to mind when faced with such freezing temperatures. Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist, David Nestler, M.D., explains how dangerous frostbite can be and reminds the public there [...]

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Safe Snow Shoveling Tips

Shoveling snow can provide good exercise when done correctly but can prove harmful if people try to take on more than they can handle or use faulty techniques. Here are some tips from physicians at Mayo Clinic Health System for injury-free snow shoveling: • If you're inactive and have a history of heart [...]

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