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Shoveling Snow? How to Protect Your Back (and Your Heart)
Since certain parts of the country are in the depths of a "snowmageddon," with more snow predicted for this week, chances are good you might be shoveling a bit—or a lot—of the white stuff. Snow and ice can make driving treacherous, of course, but snowfall—especially the wet, heavy kind—can be dangerous even if you never leave your driveway. Each year, shoveling piles of snow after a storm is believed to cause tens of thousands of back and shoulder injuries in the United States, not to mention several hundred heart attacks.