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Published on Feb 7, 2012
While shoveling snow can be good exercise, it can also pose health risks. Each year, the combination of shoveling and typical winter temperatures causes an increase in the number of heart attacks and back injuries. More than 100,000 people are treated for manual snow removal injuries per year.
Gregory Primus, MD, an orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine physician on-staff at Advocate South Suburban Hospital talks about the dangers of shoveling and how to prepare to do it correctly. This is part one in a short series of shoveling safety videos.
For mofe information, visit www.advocatehealth.com/ssub