Injuries spike around the holidays, but aren't what you'd expect

Dec 8, 2017

For most people the holidays are a happy and healthy time, but some people do end up in the emergency room. Injuries seen in emergency facilities around the holidays include falls, cuts and back pain, among others. Most occur because, around the holidays, people are doing things they don't normally -- like reaching for heavy boxes in the attic.

This week on a special hour-long edition of "Take Care," we examine some holiday-related injuries with Dr. Michael Boniface, an emergency room doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

More on this subject and others during this hour-long special from "Take Care." We examine colds and viruses around the holidays and why we always seem to get sick after visiting with friends and family, some tips for enjoying socializing around the holiday season, why keeping your finances stable during the holidays is a good idea and how you can avoid extra calories and compensate for any family food restrictions during this season. Tune in Saturday at 6 a.m. or Sunday at 6 p.m. on WRVO.