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Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles

2 Feb 2017, 1:33 pm

Who knew? The result of stress from shoveling? Rougher commutes? Cold air behind the storm triggering asthmatic events?

Snowstorms may leave more than a big mess in their wake: New research shows a sharp spike in hospital admissions for heart trouble two days after these weather events. Hospital admissions for heart attacks, chest pain and stroke actually fell on the day of the storm, the study found, possibly because people can’t get out for care. But they rebounded again within the next 48 hours. The reasons for the trends aren’t clear, the researchers said...” –’s MedNews

(Headline image: FEMA)

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