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Winter 2017 Safety Tips

Six Tips for Winter Safety.

Careful on Ladders

Each year at Bluemont Plastic Surgery, we take care of a several of people who fall from ladders.  Please be careful when putting up holiday lights.  Consider hiring some local contractors to do it.  Those young guys are good with ladders, and want the work!

Fingers Don’t Like Snow Blowers

Snowblowers are powered by internal combustion engines.  When a snow blower becomes clogged by snow, it will have enough compression for one more crank.  This is true even when the snow blower is off!  So never put your hand in a snow blower, even to unclog it, even it it’s off!  Your fingers will thank you.

New Years

Thankfully many people use taxis, uber, or designated drivers on New Years.  But drinking has its risks beyond driving.  Interpersonal violence is often associated with alcohol.  Last year we treated several people injured in this way.

Depression

The winter months have short days.  Depression is a surprisingly common disease, which our society has finally starting to talk about.  The national suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255 and their website is https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Gym

The New Years is a great time to start a new workout routine.  However, make sure to be safe.  Use a spotter when challenging yourself.  Every so often, weights may fall on somebody’s face or crush one’s fingers.  Be careful!

Icy Sidewalks

Falling on ice is dangerous, enough said.  Check out Microspikes and Yaktrax cleats.  These products have found a following in the trail-running community.

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Focusing on natural results, Dr. Domanski believes in helping patients regain control over their bodies.

Dr. Mark Domanski is a Double-Board certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Domanski is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

He has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and DC Modern Luxury magazine. However, Dr. Domanski’s favorite accolade is his Most Compassionate Doctor award by Patient’s Choice.

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