Cardiovascular disease-related hospital admissions jump on second day after major snowfall, Bobb et al.

According to a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases decline on days with major snowfalls compared to days with no snowfall, but they jump by 23% two days later. Lead author Jennifer Bobb of the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, who worked on the study as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard Chan School, said that “understanding trends in hospitalizations related to snowfall will help us develop ways to protect public health during harsh winter conditions.” The study was published online January 30, 2017 in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
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