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Falls/ Fractures/ Mobility Loss – Symptoms & Diagnosis: Classic Sources

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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See Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Related Rheumatic Conditions

Osteoporosis, a loss of bone mass that comes with aging, makes the bones brittle and subject to easy fracture through falls or even without falls. An important part of preventing injury of older persons through falls is to diagnose . . . → Read More: See Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Related Rheumatic Conditions

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Osteoporosis

by Cedars-Sinai Health System. A good discussion of the symptoms (or lack thereof), diagnosis, causes, risk factors, treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Good bone health is a key part of avoiding falls and fractures. >>View Info

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Osteoporosis Tests

by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Discusses the diagnostic tests used to test for osteoporosis. >>View Info

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What You Need to Know about Balance and Falls; a Physical Therapist’s Perspective

by the American Physical Therapy Association. Understand whether you have a balance or posture problem, and learn about exercises to help correct it. >>View Info

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X-rays, CT Scans and MRIs

by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Describes the diagnostic imaging techniques used to give doctors a picture of the patient’s bones, organs, muscles, tendons, nerves, and cartilage, in order to determine if there are any abnormalities, after a . . . → Read More: X-rays, CT Scans and MRIs

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About Balance Problems

by the National Institutes of Health – Senior Health. Causes and prevention, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and research, frequently asked questions, and links to additional resources. >>View Info

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Walking Problems

by the American Geriatric Society, Foundation for Health in Aging. Information on causes, evaluation, and treatment of walking problems. Early diagnosis and treatment of walking problems are important to prevent falls. >>View Info

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