Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: 5 common reasons for summer ER visits

    Summer is in full swing and it’s 4th of July week–don’t let your plans get waylaid by a trip to the Emergency Room. Every summer around this time we see a spike in:

    Water-related injuries: Wear a life jacket while boating and participating in water sports. And always keep a close eye on small children because drownings happen quietly and quickly.

    Firework mishaps: It’s best to leave the fireworks to the experts, but for the do-it-yourselfers out there, carefully read and follow instructions, never re-light fireworks that don’t work the first time, and always have adult supervision.

    Other ways to avoid a trip to the ER




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