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2014-02-27 23:36:04

Is snow shoveling giving you back pain? Try these tips next time you have to shovel. Morristown,NJ (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Is there a proper way to shovel snow? Is your current form giving you back pain? With the increased amount of snowfall in the northeast this year, it’s important to know the correct way to handle hazardous conditions to avoid injury. Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) neurosurgeon Jonathan Baskin, MD, offers tips on how to avoid back injury while clearing...

2014-01-29 23:20:47

MetLife Stadium gets prepared for possible snow fall on Super Bowl Sunday with the help of Busy Bee Cleaning Service. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Every time it snows at MetLife stadium contractors bring in bus loads of shoveling workers. MetLife stadium began their search for these shoveling workers last May. Subcontractors placed ads to gather the hundreds of workers needed for each snow removal event.     Over 850 shovelers are needed to complete snow...

2014-01-11 23:03:02

A rethinking of the traditional shovel challenges the validity of the statement, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Redhed Tools is attempting to revolutionize yard work by improving on the simplest of tools. (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 A rethinking of the traditional shovel challenges the validity of the statement, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Redhed Tools is attempting to revolutionize yard work by improving on the simplest of tools. CEO and...

2013-12-18 23:04:36

Clearing snow is not just a necessity—it may be hazardous to our health as snow shoveling accidents and injuries send more than 11,500 men, women, and children to the emergency room each year. Topical BioMedics, Inc., offers tips for safe snow removal. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Ah, the snowy peaks and valleys of winter. When the snow flies, it’s fun to bundle up and build snowmen, make snow angels, catch snowflakes, and go skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snowboarding, and...

2013-12-16 16:26:00

Simple precautions can help prevent heart attacks when shoveling CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- That snow isn't going to shovel itself, but Chicago-area residents, particularly those with known heart disease, should take extra precautions when clearing stairs, sidewalks and driveways of heavy winter snow, Northwestern Medicine® cardiovascular experts said. Local residents should use the winter weather as a reminder to check for risks of heart disease, and if they have...

2013-12-03 16:24:38

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As you prepare to enjoy Minnesota's wonderful world of winter, remember that the common winter chore of snow shoveling can present the potential for spasms, strains, sprains and other health problems, cautions the Minnesota Chiropractic Association(TM) (MCA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Bending and twisting when tossing a shovel of heavy snow can aggravate lower back discs, according to the MCA. In addition, the...

2013-10-17 08:35:38

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kickstarter funds will enable entrepreneur Stephen Walden to manufacture a new line of innovative ergonomic shovels that reduce back, wrist and shoulder injuries - with an ergonomic grip that rotates a full 360 degrees. Kickstarter's "all or nothing" format means Walden must raise the remaining $10,000 of his $60,000 goal by October 23(rd), or he walks away with nothing. (Photo:...

2013-02-07 12:27:26

DETROIT, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the snow season just beginning, physicians at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network recommend residents keep heart health in mind and go slow when clearing snow from driveways and sidewalks throughout the winter. Here are some facts about shoveling: Shoveling snow can be hard work. Clearing snow for 15 minutes qualifies as a moderate, physical, daily activity recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General. However, for many sedentary,...

2012-12-20 16:25:06

Shoveling snow in frigid temps is a risky combination for heart disease patients CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Chicago and much of the Midwest gears up for its first major snowfall of the season, Northwestern Medicine(®) cardiovascular experts are urging people, particularly those with known heart disease, to take caution when removing snow. "Shoveling snow is a very strenuous physical activity that puts a high degree of stress on the heart and its...

2012-12-19 16:24:06

Orthopaedic surgeons offer tips to ensure safe shoveling, snow blower use ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fallen snow must be cleared regularly to ensure pedestrian and driver safety. However, if done improperly, shoveling or snow blower use can cause serious injury to the back, shoulders, hands or feet. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission: In 2011, more than 125,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices,...