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Take Care With Snow Blowers And Shovels!

A man uses a snow blower in Oakland, NJ - Dec 27, 2010 - Photo: Laura Paratore

A man uses a snow blower in Oakland, N.J. after the post-Christmas blizzard. (credit: Laura Paratore)

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VALHALLA, NY (WCBS 880) - At the Westchester Medical Center emergency room, they’ve seen their fair share of emergencies since the snow moved into town.

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WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

Dr. David Markenson, an ER doctor, says they haven’t had too many hands in snow blowers, thank goodness, but they have had people overdoing it with the shovels.

“You know there are people who know not to exercise above a certain level because of their abilities and their physical condition,” Markenson told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi. “Yet they go out in the snow which as much exercise as major workout in a gym or major marathon run. So, I think there are some people who’ve overdone it.”

Markenson says if you have shovel, pace yourself and know your limit.