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Slick Conditions Lead to Increased Falls

The up-and-down temperatures after a large snowfall can create an invisible but well-known danger – falls on ice. According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause for traumatic brain injuries in the United States, with those over 75 being the demographic impacted the most. Judi Van Hulzen, a nurse at Marion County Public Health, suggests wearing rubber-soled boots or shoes when walking during the winter. She says you can use ice-melting material or cat litter to melt ice on steps and adds it’s best to take your time and be careful.