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Typical Injuries & Illness Around the Holiday & How to Avoid Them

Summary: What are the most common injuries during the holiday season?
Air Date: 12/18/15
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Robert Glatter, MD
Robert Glatter Dr. Robert Glatter is an attending emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He is also an Asst. Professor at Hofstra/Northshore LIJ School of Medicine and a Spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Glatter is a Medical Contributor for USA Today, CBS News, Forbes, WebMD and the founder and medical director of DR 911.
Typical Injuries & Illness Around the Holiday & How to Avoid Them
During the holiday, many emergency rooms see a spike in people needing care.

It may not come to a surprise since around the holidays there is a mixture of stress, overeating, overdrinking, and tons of traveling.

Something you might overlook when it comes to holiday safety is holiday decorations.

In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 1,300 people are treated each year in emergency departments for injuries related to holiday lights, and roughly 6,200 people are treated for holiday decorations and Christmas tree injuries.

How can you stay safe during the holiday season?

Listen in as Robert Glatter, MD, shares the most common holiday injuries and the ways you can prevent them from happening.