Stories tagged with: shovel

February 7, 2010 - 6:30pm
6 years 1 day ago

Many people in our area found themselves digging out from the snow storm, but shoveling the heavy snow can lead to serious heart and back problems.

Dr. Keith Brantley with Good Samaritan Hospital says heart attacks increase significantly in the winter months, particularly while people are shoveling snow. For some residents, shoveling snow can be the first exercise they receive in the winter and that can put their heart at risk.

"Patients if they get chest pain, while...

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