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AVAILABLE EXPERT: The dangers of snow shovelling

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Queen’s University cardiology expert Adrian Baranchuk is available to discuss the dangers of shovelling snow.

A past study by Dr. Baranchuk shows that the risk of heart attack from shovelling snow is four times greater for men than women. He says the cold air, the burst of start-and-stop effort and shovelling without warming up can be to blame.

Please note that Dr. Baranchuk is only available for phone interviews between 1:30 and 3:00 pm today.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officer Rosie Hales at 613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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