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Rigors of Shoveling Snow Can Be Perilous to Heart

At least two people have died as a result of shoveling snow amid the massive storm that has blanketed Buffalo, New York. It's an activity that causes nearly 100 fatal heart attacks across the nation each year. Why? Barry Franklin, director of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, said lifting and tossing heavy snow with a wide shovel can make the shoveler’s heart rate and blood pressure suddenly shoot up. Cold...

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