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Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds
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Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds

A new study by doctors at the University of Montreal and an associated Montreal hospital have found that about half of seniors with visually impairing eye diseases report limiting their social activities due to fear of falling. This also places the se...

Harvard Health Publishes Report on Strength and Power Training: A guide for adults of all ages
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Harvard Health Publishes Report on Strength and Power Training: A guide for adults of all ages

According to a special health report issued by Harvard Health Publications of Harvard Medical School, "Sarcopenia—the gradual decrease in muscle tissue—starts at around age 30, [and] the average 30-year-old can expect to lose about 25% of muscle ma...

Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds
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Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds

New research published September 12 in The Cochrane Library has found that of several fall-prevention methods studied, exercise including strength and balance training was most effective in reducing the risk of falling for seniors. Modifications o...

National Safety Month Focuses on Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls among Older Adults
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National Safety Month Focuses on Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls among Older Adults

June has been designated "National Safety Month," an annual observance sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), a non-profit organization, "to increase awareness of the top causes of preventable injuries and deaths and to encourage safe behavior...

Prevent Falls by Older Adults
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Prevent Falls by Older Adults

The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that fall-related injuries are responsible for about two million visits to hospital emergency departments per year, according to a May 12, 2011 HealthBeat report issued by the U.S. Department o...

Falls and Older Adults
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by the National Institutes of Health – Senior Health. Includes discussions about falls, causes and risk factors, preventing falls and fractures, advice if you fall, frequently asked questions, and links to further resources. >>View Info

Falls
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by MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Extensive information and links to more information and resources. >>View Info

Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview
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by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >>View Info

Falls and Fractures
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Age Page by National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Discusses physical changes associated with aging that can make falls more likely, consequences of falls (which may be aggravated by osteoporosis), and steps to take to decrease th...

Costs of Falls Among Older Adults
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by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in three adults age 65 or older falls each year. “Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently and increase th...

Don’t Let a Fall be Your Last Trip: Who is At risk?
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by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Reports that falls are the leading cause of injury to older adults, with over 11 million people falling each year at a treatment cost to the U.S. of $20.2 Billion annually. The elderly are most at risk...

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Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report
September 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

"More than 4 in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that’s significant enough to send them to a doctor," according to the August, 2012 issue of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter published by the Nat...

Harvard Health Updates Report on Foot Care Basics - Preventing and Treating Common Foot Conditions
August 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Updates Report on Foot Care Basics - Preventing and Treating Common Foot Conditions

Harvard Health Publications has issued a newly revised Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School on "Foot Care Basics: Preventing and treating common foot conditions." "Three out of four Americans will suffer some kind of foot ailment in the...

Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University
April 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida offers a free interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Evaluation for older adults who are at risk due to balance problems. "This service provides a one-time, comprehensive, multiple discipline evaluation for...

Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests
March 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, has found that mice fed Vitamin E supplement in a quantity similar to that consumed by many people taking Vitamin E supplements lost bone mass, while those bred to be deficient in Vitamin E...

Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back
February 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

Harvard Health Publications has issued a revised and updated version of its Special Health Report on "Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back," written by experts at Harvard Medical School. According to Harvard Health Publications, "Back pain is one...

Some Vertigo Associated with Migranes
January 6, 2012 Posted by Editor

Some dizziness (vertigo) is associated with migrane headaches. If you are experiencing dizziness or headaches, you should see your doctor for a diagnosis and potential treatment. For an introduction, see this video on Migranes and Vertigo, from the M...

Fear of Falling is Justified
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

by Robin Adams, The Ledger.com, March 24, 2008. >>View Info

Senior Falls Can Lead to Brain Injury
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

Washington Post, June 24, 2008. “As people age, their risk of falling increases due to a number of factors such as mobility problems due to muscle weakness or poor balance, loss of sensation in feet, chronic health problems, vision changes or loss...

Subcortical vascular lesions predict falls at 12 months in elderly patients discharged from a rehabilitation ward
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Aug;89(8):1522-7. Abstract of scientific study, finding that “subcortical vascular lesions” (lesions in a part of the brain associated with vascular dementia) in patients with gait disorder, 12 months after discharge fr...

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