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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...

Joint Health and Preventing Fractures
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The number one cause of fractures in elderly people is falling. Low impact exercise like walking can improve balance and keep nerve receptors healthy. Watch Gary Calabrese Gary Calabrese, PT, director of Cleveland Clinic Sports Heath and Orthopaedi...

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...

Bipartisan efforts to better treat and cure paralysis
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Watch The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act (legislation) to advance research into cures and treatments for paralysis, as well as aid those living with disability»

Older Consumers Safety Checklist - Help prevent falls
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by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission >>View Info

What are Ways to Prevent Falls and Fractures, Fast Facts
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by National Institutes of Health, Osteoporosis and Bone Related Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. >>View Info

Fall prevention: 6 ways to reduce your falling risk
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by Mayo Clinic, MayoClinic.com. >>View Info

Preventing Falls and Related Fractures
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by the National Institutes of Health, Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases. >>View Info

Preventing Falls
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by Robert McCoppin, The Daily Herald, Health, March 31, 2008. >>View Info

Guidelines for Preventing Falls
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by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. >>View Info

Falls in Nursing Homes
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by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A good discussion of the extent of the problem, why falls occur in nursing homes, and what we can do to prevent them. >>View Info

Preventing Falls Checklist
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Preventing Falls Checklist from AARP

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Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries
January 9, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries

Many doctors and physical trainers recommend strengthening all the muscles around the knee, such as quadriceps, hamstrings, and the calf, as a way of helping to prevent knee injuries. Before embarking on any exercise program, consult your doctor fir...

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...

Experts Advocate Dancing for Health
July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors "make exercise a social activity." "Participate in a group dance class or a group fi...

Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout
July 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

Harvard Health Publications has published a new Special Health Report entitled, "The Joint Pain Relief Workout: Healing exercises for your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles." The Report provides exercises designed by doctors at Harvard Medical Sc...

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...

Benefits of Weight Training for People Over 50
March 11, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Fitness guru Nash Jocic advocates weight training for people over 50 to stop or slow down the aging process, increase mobility, and lower the risk of injuries. Watch » Consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

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...

New Study: Can Twice Weekly Ballroom Dancing Prevent Falls in Elderly?
January 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Study: Can Twice Weekly Ballroom Dancing Prevent Falls in Elderly?

The University of Sidney, Australia has announced a new study to test whether twice weekly ballroom dancing can restore balance and strength and prevent falls in older adults. The one-year long study, entitled “The effectiveness of social dancing ...

October is National Physical Therapy Month
October 18, 2011 Posted by Editor
October is National Physical Therapy Month

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has declared October as "National Physical Therapy Month." "Mobility is the key ingredient to aging successfully and remaining active and independent throughout our lives," said R Scott Ward, PT, PhD, P...

American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes
September 19, 2011 Posted by Editor
American Red Cross Offers Free Family Caregiver Classes

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a series of Classes for Family caregivers, which include eight one-hour modules of instruction on topics intended "to help participants gain an understanding of what is involved in caring for a loved one." The cl...

Preventing Falls among Older Adults
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH, Department of Health & Human Resources. >>View Info

Fosamax Lawsuits Question Wide Use of Osteoporosis Drugs
November 11, 2010 Posted by Editor
Fosamax Lawsuits Question Wide Use of Osteoporosis Drugs

As reported in the New York Times, several lawsuits are now being pursued against drug companies, alleging that continued use of bone-loss drugs, such as Fosamax and others, caused jawbone disintegration, thigh fractures, and other serious problems. ...

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