Heart Attacks

Health Risks when Shoveling Snow

If you are catching the latest weather forecasts or merely listening to what everyone is talking about, you are probably preparing for our first winter storm of the season. Grocery stores will be busy today, as people stock up on the essentials and you can’t miss the boxes of snow shovels right by the checkout. As the winter weather moves in, there are a few things to consider before clearing your driveway and sidewalks. Shoveling snow can be particularly harmful to your health if you are aware of the risks.


Shoveling Snow Triggers Heart Attacks

 

Can We Wipe Out Heart Attacks?

That is a bold question, but one being addressed by researchers today.  According to recent trials, the answer could be yes.  With heart disease being the number one killer in our country, responsible for 25% of US  deaths every year, wiping out heart attacks is a substantial consideration to the health of our nation.


Start with a Large Single-Site Study