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Preventing injury by paying attention

July 02, 2018 - 3:00 am
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KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of the things that we often don't think about when we consider our overall health is paying attention to safety. 

There are certain things that most of us do, such as wearing seatbelts or bike helmets, but on a day-to-day basis there are many things you can do to prevent injury. 

Think about the workplace for instance. One of the things we all should do is pay close attention to the equipment we use. If something is not working properly it can be potentially risky. 

Many of us walk around with cell phones in hand trying to do two things at once. 

What if there was a spill on the floor or even a sign warning you about a spill? If you aren't watching where you're going you could easily fall. 

You get the idea! It's important to stay aware so that you can prevent injury.