Fall Health News

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12/31/2014
Exercise May Cut Fall Risk for Some Parkinson's Patients

Benefit strongest for those with milder symptoms, study finds

12/18/2014
Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

12/17/2014
Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

12/1/2014
Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

11/12/2014
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

10/27/2014
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

8/20/2014
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

6/22/2014
Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

5/27/2014
Doctor Shares Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors

Watch for dizziness linked to blood pressure meds, diabetes

5/1/2014
Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

Exercise, physical therapy may help by improving balance, strength and gait, researchers say

4/24/2014
Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

There were 113 ladder-related deaths, more than 34,000 ER-treated injuries in 2011 alone

4/24/2014
Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use

4/23/2014
People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

3/13/2014
Overdoses, Cellphone-Linked Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.

National Safety Council report also cites increasing numbers of falls among elderly

2/24/2014
Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors

Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

2/21/2014
Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures

Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

2/2/2014
A Survival Guide for Winter's Threats

Docs offer tips for avoiding injuries while shoveling snow, walking on icy sidewalks and streets

1/28/2014
Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

1/22/2014
Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds

But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients

1/3/2014
Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes

Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

1/1/2014
When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

12/27/2013
Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says

Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

12/19/2013
Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors

Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

12/9/2013
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

11/26/2013
Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls

By late 70s, one-third need separate prescriptions for each eye, study finds

11/7/2013
For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study

ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

10/30/2013
Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly

Researchers base findings on review of 17 studies

10/7/2013
Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study

Using arms to break falls didn't work, video analysis showed

9/19/2013
Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

9/8/2013
Stressful Events May Raise Risk of Falls in Older Men, Study Finds

More evidence needed to see whether screening would be worthwhile, researcher says

8/13/2013
Having More Siblings Might Lower Your Divorce Risk

Past experience with family dynamics may help you navigate marriage, study authors theorize

8/8/2013
Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery

Memory, thinking test spotted problems that injured cheerleaders didn't report or recognize, study finds

4/15/2013
Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes

Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

3/5/2013
Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety

Leadership is needed for change to occur, experts say

2/19/2013
Injuries Rising Among Young Dancers

Sprains, falls most common, study found

1/21/2013
Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

Chicago study found many needed simple fixes like adding more wood chips

1/12/2013
Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

11/26/2012
Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

Dozens of kids treated daily on average in U.S. emergency rooms

11/19/2012
Sleeping Pill Linked to Hospital Falls, Researchers Say

Mayo Clinic phasing out Ambien because of study findings

11/12/2012
Genital Injuries Common But Preventable, Researchers Say

Men more often hurt, with younger males tending to get injured on bikes, older males slipping in the tub

10/17/2012
Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts

Seniors most at risk when they shift their weight and lose their center of gravity, analysis shows

10/7/2012
Doctor Offers Hunting Safety Tips

Heart attacks, falls bring many hunters to the emergency room

10/5/2012
Clenched Hand May Prevent 'Choking' Under Pressure

For right-handed athletes, squeezing left hand might cause automatic motor skills to kick in, study says

10/5/2012
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Seniors should keep at least one hand free

10/2/2012
Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery

Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

9/20/2012
Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study

Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say

9/6/2012
'Magic' Carpet Could Help Shield Elderly From Falls

Optical fibers map walking patterns, warn of potential dangers

8/10/2012
Workers With Disabilities More Prone to Injuries: Study

Falls, transportation were leading causes, U.S. study found

8/8/2012
Balance, Strength Training Reduce Falls for Elderly, Study Finds

Researchers recommend incorporating these exercises into everyday activities

7/31/2012
Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture

Study found seniors who had procedure were less likely to have fall-related breaks