Don't break up spring break with a visit to the ER


Last updated 3/1/2007 at Noon

For many college students, spring break is the reward for months of study during the fall and winter. As irresistible as it may seem to overindulge in sun and fun, don’t break up the party with a trip to the emergency department.

Dr. Brian Keaton, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), says emergency physicians see many serious injuries during spring break and advance planning and common sense should be as essential to a student’s travel plans as a bikini and a boogie board.

“The fastest way to ruin a good vacation is to overdo it, whether that means exces...

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