Health & Wellness

Plan For It: Holiday Safety Checklist

It’s a time for family, food, and lots of good cheer—but it’s also the time of year that sees the highest number of ER visits. “Due to a variety of factors, we see a spike in emergency department visits, especially concerning heart problems and alcohol consumption, during the holiday season,” says Anthony Carnell, DO, physician at CHI St. Joseph Health Primary Care Austin's Colony. This year, follow these guidelines to keep your holidays merry and bright.


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Sources:
Consumer Reports - Emergency Room Visits During the Holidays
NFPA - Winter holiday safety
CDC - Holiday Health and Safety Tips

 

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