Story by: Lynne Choate on December 15, 2017
Emergency departments treat about 12,000 Americans during November and December for holiday decorating-related incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Learn ways to stay safe this holiday on the commission’s website (cpsc.gov). Also, keep these things in mind:
Heart attacks, other conditions increase
Immediate care centers and emergency departments also see an increase in medical conditions during the “most wonderful time of the year.” That includes more heart attack cases.
Nationally there is a 5 percent increase in heart attacks around Christmas and New Year’s. The cause of this increase can be blamed on a combination of stress and overindulgence, among other factors.
Know the signs of a heart attack. If your loved one has any of the signs or symptoms, call 911 immediately.
Warning signs of a heart attack can include:
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