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2012-12-10 16:23:50

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we try to get outside and make the most of these cold winter months, it's important to use basic safety tips that help minimize injury. The Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) offers the following tips to help keep your family injury free. Shoveling snow can wreak havoc on the musculoskeletal system. If you must shovel, be careful. Listen to weather forecasts so you can rise early and have time to shovel before work. Layer...

2012-01-04 12:00:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer tips to ensure safe shoveling, snow blower use ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 4, 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 2010, more than 148,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices,...

2011-12-23 08:00:00

Dr. Andrew Peretz with Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group Says It's Time To Take Simple Steps To Protect Your Back Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 “We don't typically see snow-shoveling injuries in October,” says Dr. Andrew Peretz of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Group, “but this hasn't been a typical year.” When a freak storm hit the Northeast before Halloween, millions of people retrieved shovels from the depths of the...

2011-12-08 08:55:00

CAMP HILL, Pa., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the possibility of costly damage, the roof is the last place consumers would want to have cleared of snow first. In fact, according to a new survey commissioned by Ames True Temper(®) and conducted online by Harris Interactive among 2,293 adults 18 and older, only one percent of those who live in an area where it snows enough or at all, identified snow removal from the roof as a first priority. With...

2011-03-09 00:00:26

Levertech introduces Leanlever, a new innovative hand tool that assists in lifting and moving heavy loads. Users just lean or shift their weight to lift and move objects. Simple mechanical principles double lifting power while reducing back stress and fatigue. Use it to garden, move furniture, shovel heavy ice and snow, or to control heavy tools in DIY projects. Users shovel using legs and hips with less arm strength, making Leanlever especially useful for people needing ergonomic or...

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2011-01-18 11:47:56

Known by many as one of the least favorite wintertime chores, shoveling snow can also be hazardous and is associated with many serious, even fatal events among both adults and children. A recent study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that an average of 11,500 snow shoveling-related injuries and medical emergencies were treated in U.S. emergency departments each year from 1990 to 2006....

2011-01-11 11:03:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow shoveling doesn't have to be a pain in the neck ... or the back or elsewhere. In fact, shoveling snow can actually be good exercise if done safely and correctly. "Shoveling snow for about fifteen minutes at a time counts as moderate physical activity, similar to a brisk walk," said Terry Carolan, PT, NCS, ATP, Clinical Manager at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (http://www.kessler-rehab.com). "Adults are generally advised to do...

2010-12-29 13:31:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer snow removal safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Snow shoveling tends to be an unpleasant task--this mundane seasonal chore combines heavy lifting and cold weather, resulting in possible injuries to the back, shoulder muscles if shovelers do not take the proper precautions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has recommendations to help you stay safe while clearing snow so you can still have some winter fun....

2010-12-12 06:00:00

Snow shoveling in frigid temps is a risky combination for heart disease patients CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Midwesterners brace for seasonal snowfalls, Northwestern Medicine experts of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute urge persons with known heart disease to take caution when removing snow. Because shoveling is a physical activity that raises heart rate and blood pressure, Bluhm clinicians recommend that persons with known cardiovascular disease consult their...

2010-12-07 00:00:44

The City of Cambridge EDA is part of a growing list of economic development authorities to sign on with Minnesota firm Golden Shovel Agency. Because the agency's Web system employs a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model, there will be no need to update the Web site or site selector tools in the future - it will always be state-of-the-art, saving organizations both time and money. Cambridge, MN (PRWEB) December 6, 2010 The City of Cambridge Economic Development Authority (EDA) has...