While local ERs and ICUs are recording a drastic drop in COVID-19 cases, local health care professionals say Johnson County could expect to see an increase in another type of, shall we say, more typical emergency room visit this summer. 

As the weather gets warmer, some residents might be more inclined to exercise or do housework outside. 

As a result, hospital emergency departments tend to see more injury-related visits in the spring and summer months — especially around summer holidays like the Fourth of July. 

The Blue Valley Post talked to Dr. Chris Bowser, medical director of the Emergency Department at Saint Luke's South Hospital, about trends local emergency departments see over the warmer months and how to avoid becoming part of the trend.

Read the full Blue Valley Post article: With COVID Cases Down, JoCo ERs Prep for More Typical Summer Issue: Outdoor Injuries

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