According to a new study, the day after Thanksgiving is the second busiest day of the year for urgent care clinics. The day after Christmas is the busiest.


Here are the top ways you might hurt yourself on Thanksgiving:

  1. Cutting yourself while you're cooking, eating, or carving the turkey. Clinics see a 60% spike in cuts and other cooking-related injuries. And the main culprit is carving the turkey.
  2. Getting food poisoning or just eating too much. 47% more people than average come in with gastrointestinal issues.
  3. Burning yourself while you're cooking. They see 42% more burns than they normally do. You especially need to be careful if you're deep-frying a turkey.
  4. Spraining an ankle or breaking a bone. They see 15% more broken bones and sprains than they usually do. And a lot of them are from people playing football in their backyard.

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