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Dr. Peter DeBlieux gives advice about how to avoid Mardi Gras injuries

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Dr. DeBlieux urges caution along the parade route. He said lives have been lost when parade-watchers get caught under moving floats, and he added that ladders also pose a risk for serious injury.

"And you certainly should not be intoxicated and on a ladder with small children. That's very dangerous,” he said.

He urges parade-goers to wear eye protection, like sunglasses.

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Dr. Peter DeBlieux