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Falls/ Fractures/ Mobility Loss – Prevention: Classic Sources

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 . . . → Read More: Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds

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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 mass and . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Publishes Report on Strength and Power Training: A guide for adults of all ages

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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 of the home to . . . → Read More: Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds

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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 behaviors.” Each week . . . → Read More: National Safety Month Focuses on Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls among Older Adults

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Joint Health and Preventing Fractures

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 Orthopaedic . . . → Read More: Joint Health and Preventing Fractures

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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 of . . . → Read More: Prevent Falls by Older Adults

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Bipartisan efforts to better treat and cure paralysis

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»

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Older Consumers Safety Checklist – Help prevent falls

by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission >>View Info

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What are Ways to Prevent Falls and Fractures, Fast Facts

by National Institutes of Health, Osteoporosis and Bone Related Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. >>View Info

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Fall prevention: 6 ways to reduce your falling risk

by Mayo Clinic, MayoClinic.com. >>View Info

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Preventing Falls and Related Fractures

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

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Preventing Falls

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

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Guidelines for Preventing Falls

by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. >>View Info

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Falls in Nursing Homes

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 . . . → Read More: Falls in Nursing Homes

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Preventing Falls Checklist

Preventing Falls Checklist from AARP

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