As Andy Williams sang, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year;” that is, unless you end up spending it at the doctor’s office or hospital with a holiday-related injury.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2015 almost 69,000 visits to the doctor were made for injuries secondary to holiday decorating. Few people would consider hanging up holiday lights to be a health hazard. However, a study published in the journal Injury in 2015 reported that falls while decorating with Christmas lights can lead to serious injuries, especially to the head and chest. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons gives the following advice to help you stay on your feet this holiday season and avoid falls:
No matter where you’re headed this holiday season, your trip will be safer if your luggage and gifts are easy to transport. In 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported over 84,000 cases of luggage-related injuries. The following are tips to keep your back and whole body in business this holiday season:
The holidays are a busy time of year and it is very easy to get distracted when you are out and about.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons provides the following tips for getting around safely this holiday season:
Have a safe and happy holiday!
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