Vail Daily column: Avoid winter health hazards

By Melanie Wong

Although winter can be lots of fun for many of us, the fact is that winter weather does pose some serious health hazards for those not properly prepared. For example, did you know that home fires occur more often in winter than at any other time of the year? Also, “people 65 and older are three times more likely to die or be injured in a home fire as those younger?” (Jim Miller of Savvy Senior, a syndicated news column, in his interview while on the Today show). According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, one-third of …

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