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Hospitals packed with weather-related injuries

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The arctic blast is sending a lot of folks to area hospitals with weather related injuries. An emergency doctor at Toledo Hospital says frostbite cases are minimal, but they are seeing a lot of slip and falls injuries due to the ice.
    
All day, area emergency rooms were packed with patients, and doctors and nurses at Toledo Hospital are working non-stop.
     
Relatives of those being treated say the cold weather is making it hard for those already suffering from chronic diseases.

"The last several days the volume in our E. R. has been tremendously high," says Dr. Spencer Johnson, an emergency room doctor at Toledo Hospital.

"We're seeing a lot of slip and falls. We've seen minor car accident injuries. We've also seen an up-tick in flu cases."
     
Residents slipping on the ice are dealing with a variety of head injuries, sprains and fractures.

Dr. Johnson says when the cold weather warnings went out, residents got the message. He says their frostbite cases are down, but flu cases are on the rise.

If you are experiencing any flu symptoms, doctors says you should drink a lot of fluids and take pain medication for any aches or fevers. Dr. Johnson says you should seek professional help if you are not able to keep any fluids down.

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