A PSA delivered by The Flying Scotsman – 2022.07.21

In celebration of the Summer being 33% complete and in the middle of an oppressive heat wave, The Flying Scotsman sends you this PSA of utmost importance. NOTE: Please note that PSA stands for Public Service Announcement, not Prostate-Specific Antigen.

Nearly 200,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for snow-shoveling-related incidents from 1990 to 2006, according to a 2011 study published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. That’s an average of 11,500 people a year. About 1,647 deaths were also recorded during that time — all cardiac related.

“Why Shoveling Snow Can Trigger a Heart Attack” by Michelle Crouch, AARP, 2022.01.26. https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2022/snow-shovel-heart-attack.html

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