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Biking Injuries and Deaths Spike as More Adults Pedal

 

An article posted by NPR Minnesota Public Radio this week, talks about the increase of injuries and deaths that coming with the increase adults biking. Check it out below!

More adults across the country are strapping on helmets and hopping on bikes to get to work. That's good news for people's hearts and waistlines, but it also means more visits to the emergency room.

Hospital admissions because of bike injuries more than doubled between 1998 and 2013, doctors reported Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. And the rise was the biggest with bikers ages 45 and over.

"There are just more people riding and getting injured in that age group. It's definitely striking," says Dr. Benjamin Breyer, who led the study at the University of California, San Francisco. Continue reading here

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