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Doctors warn to shovel safely

Dr. Salvatore Pardo, of LIJ Emergency Medicine, says

Dr. Salvatore Pardo, of LIJ Emergency Medicine, says residents shoveling their walkways should take frequent breaks to prevent overexertion. (February 3, 2014 6:43 PM)

Shoveling away the thick carpet of heavy snow that was dumped on Long Island today can not only be tiresome, it can be dangerous.

Doctors are warning homeowners to shovel safely to prevent overexertion, which can lead to back and heart problems.

Timing is also key. "You want to take frequent trips outside while it's snowing so you stay ahead of the accumulation," says emergency room...

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