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Common Labor Day Accidents

СOMMON LABOR DAY ACCIDENTS Labor Day is one of the most eventful holiday weekends of the year. From sunburns to grilling mishaps, see how virtual care from UnityPoint Clinic and MDLIVE is here to help treat common ailments from the comfort of your weekend getaway. BURNS FIREWORKS While setting off fireworks for Labor Day is exciting for both young and old, the chances of getting a burn from any type of firework is higher at this time. GRILLING Family grill-outs are common over the Labor Day holiday. The National Fire Protection Agency states that 16,900 individuals went to the Be sure to keep your grill outside and away from your emergency room due to grilling accidents in 2012. home, deck or overhanging branches that may be nearby. SUNBURNS Soaking up the sun during Labor Day weekend can lead to sunburn or heat stroke in a short amount of time. WATER DANGERS SWIMMING According to the CDC, about 10 people die each day from unintentional drownings. From too much chlorine in a pool to bacteria lurking in the water, there are many ways a pool or lake can cause infections. BOATING Tubing, water skiing or simply cruising the lake are all subject to accidents. Even the best swimmers can find themselves struggling after a water accident. THE DANGERS OF HEAT CAR SAFETY Without proper air conditioning, the temperature inside a car will rise to dangerous levels before you know it. HEAT STROKE Heat stroke is something that is easily avoidable if proper measures are taken. DEHYDRATION On a hot summer day, the loss of sweat from our bodies can quickly lead to dehydration. Stay hydrated and drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. VIRUSES Sharing rooms and dishing from the same buffet lines makes it easy for the common cold or flu virus to spread throughout a family in record time. UNITYPOINT CLINIC HAS YOUR BACK Whether you're at home or on the go this holiday weekend, virtual care is here to help you 24/7, 365 days a year. UnityPoint Clinic

Common Labor Day Accidents

shared by UnityPointClinic on Sep 27
With a frenzy of activity surrounding Labor Day, it’s no wonder we’re more prone to injuries and accidents than normal. Wherever your holiday weekend takes you, virtual care is with you.


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