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Cold snap brings trauma injuries to local E.R.'s

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KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Kalamazoo Area emergency rooms are seeing some cold related cases of 'frost nip' but they are seeing more people injured in slip and fall accidents.

Borgess Emergency Room physician Gerald Beltran says it’s important to wear snow boots and to step carefully, no matter how much of a rush you may be in to get out of the cold.

He says they range from just scrapes and bruises to major fractures..

The elderly are the most susceptible to injury but patients with slip and fall injuries come in all ages.

 

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