Fall Health News

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Article Title
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

6/28/2012
Muscle Mass Linked to Bone Health in Some Parts of Body

Weight-bearing bones in hips, shins especially affected in women, study found

6/25/2012
One-Fifth of Nursing Home Residents Fall in First Month

Large study also linked certified nursing assistant staffing to lower risk

5/26/2012
Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit

Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

5/22/2012
Injury-Linked Deaths Vary Widely Among States

Report finds too few states require proven safety policies that would save lives

3/12/2012
Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study

Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

2/28/2012
Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling: Study

Impaired hearing might reduce awareness of overall environment

1/19/2012
Antidepressants Might Raise Fall Risk in Nursing Homes

Residents with dementia taking so-called SSRIs seem to be at higher risk of injury, study suggests

1/17/2012
Younger Adults on Multiple Meds at Risk for Falls: Study

Injury risk was doubled compared to those with fewer prescriptions

12/23/2011
9/16/2011
Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision

Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

9/15/2011
ADHD Doubles a Child's Risk of Injury: Study

Impulsive behaviors can lead kids to leap before they look, expert says

9/8/2011
8/3/2011
Popular Antidepressants Not Always Best Choice for Seniors

Study found that SSRIs seemed to have more side effects than older antidepressants

7/26/2011
Certain Antidepressants Linked to Falls in Nursing Homes

Closer monitoring of patients changing or starting a non-SSRI is advised, researchers say

7/18/2011
Falls Could Signal Early Alzheimer's Disease

Seniors whose brain scans indicated preclinical disease twice as likely to fall, study finds

7/8/2011
Windows Pose Safety Risk for Young Children, Experts Warn

Simple tips can help parents, caregivers prevent potentially fatal falls

5/17/2011
Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study

But the gentle form of exercise doesn't relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find

5/15/2011
Spring Cleaning Lands Many Americans in Hot Water

Doctor provides tips on how to avoid some pitfalls associated with the season