Save a Life: Falling increases during winter months

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Winter is approaching and in the upcoming months more people will end up in emergency rooms for falls.

Whether ice is to blame, or tripping over your child’s new toy, doctors say it is a big concern especially when the victim is not talking.

“If they are not talking you have to be concerned about things like a stroke or heart attack or something that’s even more devastating than the fall,” Dr. Elliot Wentz, of Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina said.

If that is the case doctors say to call 911 immediately.  If the person can talk, experts say they are usually okay but to still see a physician in case further care is needed.