Doctor Sees High Number Of Ski Accidents

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Though it's still early in winter, Greater Boston has been socked with snow. With storms relentlessly battering the region, many New Englanders are planning to make the most of the poor weather and head to the mountains for some weekend skiing.

But be careful, says Dr. Ross Zafonte, director of medical services at the Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Boston. He says he's been so struck by the high number of ski- and snowboard-related head injuries this winter that he's putting a report together on his findings. He estimates he's seen two to three times as many patients with head injuries from skiing or snowboarding than last season.

On Friday, Zafonte spoke with WBUR's Morning Edition from New Orleans, where he was attending a conference.

This program aired on January 28, 2011.

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