Research Medical Center
July 25, 2017

The last place you'd expect to land during a relaxing summer getaway is in the emergency room, but according to a national survey, it happens more often than we think.

The types of illnesses and injuries that befall tourists range anywhere from food and alcohol overindulgence to aggravated allergies.

“We do [see a rise in ER visits] with summer vacation and kids out of school doing all kinds of activities outside,” said Dr. Jason Eppler, the chairman and medical director of department of emergency services at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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