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SHOVEL SNOW FOR ELDERLY NEIGHBORS

by Kathy Bruins Snow shoveling can be hazardous to the health of senior citizens. U.S. hospitals treat more than 11,000 snow-shoveling-related injuries every year. The elderly are particularly at risk because of the lifting and twisting involved in snow shoveling and because many older people have pre-existing heart problems. Extra strain is added on the …