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This weekend we will spring ahead and the hour time change could put your health at risk.

Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13.

Several studies have linked Daylight Saving Time to increased risk of heart attacks, car accidents and sleep problems.  Back in 2008, a Swedish study found that the risk of having a heart attack increases in the first three days after switching to DST in the spring. The study also found that the number of car accidents increase on the Monday following the start of DST.

This morning, Dr. Marc Gillinov will join us on FOX 8 News at 8 a.m. to talk about the time change dangers, tips on what you can do leading up to the time change and potential health benefits to turning the clocks ahead.

Be sure to also take part in our Facebook LIVE chat after the 8 a.m. segment, where Dr.Marc will stick around to answer your questions and concerns before joining David and Natalie on New Day at 10 a.m.

*FOX 8 is not responsible for the advice given during the Facebook live chat. We are simply hosting the event. The advice given by Dr. Marc Gillinov is educational, please consult your physician before making any health care decisions.*