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More People Visit the ER After Super Bowl than Normal

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The Super Bowl is just days away, but doctors said it is not all fun and games. The Super Bowl is just days away, but doctors said it is not all fun and games.

YAKIMA, WA - The Super Bowl is just days away, but doctors said it is not all fun and games.

ER doctors said one of the common things they see are injuries from car crashes.

According to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, car crashes increase by about 40% in the few hours after the super bowl.

Doctors said this is fueled by the heavy drinking people might do during the game.

"Alcohol related problems are probably the biggest, people drinking and driving and domestic violence that can kind of lead to that.  You should really have a designated driver if you're going to have a party or a get together so people have a way to get home safe," said Dr. Shawn Wilson from Yakima Regional Hospital.

They also see injuries from fights and gunshot wounds increase after the super bowl when people's emotions get the best of them.

Unhealthy eating during the game can also increase someone's risk for heart attack and stroke.

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