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      Emergency room visits spike during days off

      Those working inside the hospital are keeping busy on Labor Day as holidays usually show a spike in emergency room visits / Colby Gallagher


      Those working inside the hospital are keeping busy on Labor Day as holidays usually show a spike in emergency room visits.

      While children and many adults are free to spend the day how they want, that means the risk of injuries are higher as people are outside barbequing, celebrating and even playing sports.

      "As the weather's warmer, you'll see more activity-related injuries and traumas associated with activities and that sort of thing, people being outdoors. Whereas you don't necessarily see those sort of things in the winter months, that's something we're still kind of involved with," said Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Resident Physician Dr. Jonathan Lawrence.

      Doctors say you can never fully expect what is going to come through those doors, so they have to be prepared for anything and stay on task despite it being a holiday.

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