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5 Reasons People Go to the Emergency Room During theHoliday Season

 

1. FALLING DECORATIONS.  

Be careful when hanging up Christmas lights Emergency rooms report of 15,000 injuries a year from faulty deocrations and fixing lights.

2. FORGOTTEN MEDICATIONS. 

When the grandkids come by to visit, daily routines go out the window, such as taking morning and evening medications.  Stay on track by setting up a daily reminder to take your medications on your smart phone.

3. CUTS/LACERATIONS. 

Open your presents with care! Plastic edges on packaging can be very sharp. Experts recommend clearing the area and using gloves when opening plastic packaging.

4. OVERINDULGENCE. 

Oh, 'tis the season for your favorite holiday foods.  A food or alcohol binge during the holidays can be menace for your digestive system and cause "holiday hear" - an irregular heartbeat!

5. THE FLU. 

Unfortunately, our favorite holidays are during flu season.  Flu shots for the whole family and good habits like hand washing will help you reduce your family's chances of becoming ill.

The ER at Mountainside Medical Center is open 24/7, even on holidays.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

 

 

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