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‘Life-altering injuries every year’

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Avoid the most common hunting injuries with these easy and smart tips from docs and safety experts. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Have a hunter in the family? Then it’s go time. Deer hunters aren’t the only ones geared up for action, however. Michigan hospital emergency staff sees hundreds of hunting-related injuries every year. While some injuries are minor, Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital averages about 14 hunting-related hospitalizations a year. The 2018-19 season landed 20 patients in the hospital due to injuries sustained from falling out of tree stands. One of those had a spinal cord injury, 11 had vertebral fractures, and one suffered...

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