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As the National Weather Service pays close attention to a major winter storm approaching much of eastern part of the United States, health care providers are issuing caution to those impacted. Hospital emergency departments see an influx of weather-related injuries with each snowstorm. Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist Dr. David Nestler says falls are among the most common emergencies. "The snow and ice make it easy to slip and fall. We see many, many broken bones because of that." Weather-related vehicle accidents, heart attacks triggered while shoveling snow and exposure injuries, like frostbite, also send more people to emergency rooms.
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