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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Alcohol-Related Emergency Department Visits Double for Underage Males during Fourth of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is a time for celebrations, but it can also be a time of increased health risks for young people, particularly young men. Young men are more likely than females or older individuals to be injured by fireworks at holiday gatherings. Moreover, underage males are also at higher risk than their female peers of having an alcohol-related emergency department (ED) visit over the Fourth of July weekend.

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