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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– It’s summertime! And as COVID-19 restrictions are lifting in Connecticut, extra folks are getting outdoors and being energetic. With that, although, comes elevated danger of damage.
Fortunately Dr. Rock Ferrigno and the Emergency Division at Bridgeport Hospital are right here to assist.
“We are happy that persons are getting out,” Dr. Ferrigno says. “We perceive that there’s accidents that happen. The whole lot from a weed wacker mishap, to lawnmowers, and additionally persons are getting out on their boats and bikes. We need to be right here for our sufferers in our neighborhood to assist care for them.”
He added that every season can have an effect on our well being in numerous methods, and gave CT Model’s Natasha Lubczenko some recommendations on the best way to keep wholesome and secure this summer season.
“Within the summertime, it’s actually heat out,” he explains. “Watch out, drink water, use sunblock, discover shade and should you really feel your self getting heat, get out of the warmth.”
He says that is particularly vital when you’ve got pre-existing circumstances, like diabetes or coronary heart points.
This subsequent one is for you thrill-seekers on the market:
“Tip two is put on a helmet,” Dr. Ferrigno says. “You’re a totally different particular person after a head damage, and that’s devastating for us to see. We see accidents the place if a affected person was sporting their helmet, it may have made the world of distinction.”
And his ultimate tip for having a wholesome, blissful summer season?
“The third tip is get out and revel in the summer season and the solar and all of the enjoyable that’s on the market,” he says with a smile. “We’re right here for you ought to you get injured alongside the way in which.”
And he provides that no matter care you want, Bridgeport Hospital has all of it.
“Having the Yale New Haven Health system behind us,” he explains. “We get to make use of the entire breadth of our system to refer our sufferers into all these totally different specialty cares, it’s extremely satisfying.”
To be taught extra, go to bridgeporthospital.org