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Understanding Common Holiday Injuries (And How To Prevent Them)
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Understanding Common Holiday Injuries (And How To Prevent Them)

'Tis the season to be jolly...and also to get injured, according to Andrew Foster, emergency medicine specialist at SSM Health in Madison, Wisconsin. Foster says that the holiday season is responsible for causing countless injuries, especially in senior citizens. "Especially when it gets slippery," Foster told Channel3000.com. "Anybody falling, but especially elderly people, so just be careful when you're shoveling and you're putting salt out." According to current data, the U.S. needs about 52,000 more primary care physicians by 2025 to meet our healthcare needs. This is largely attributed to the fact that older adults (seniors) will account for roughly 20% of the U.S. population by 2030. Foster says that thousands of people, especially elderly people, end up in the emergency roo...