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Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says August 20, 2014

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe June 22, 2014

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

Doctor Shares Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors May 27, 2014

Watch for dizziness linked to blood pressure meds, diabetes

Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC May 01, 2014

Exercise, physical therapy may help by improving balance, strength and gait, researchers say

Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC April 24, 2014

There were 113 ladder-related deaths, more than 34,000 ER-treated injuries in 2011 alone

Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk April 24, 2014

Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use

People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury April 23, 2014

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

Overdoses, Cellphone-Linked Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S. March 13, 2014

National Safety Council report also cites increasing numbers of falls among elderly

Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors February 24, 2014

Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures February 21, 2014

Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

A Survival Guide for Winter's Threats February 02, 2014

Docs offer tips for avoiding injuries while shoveling snow, walking on icy sidewalks and streets

Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries January 28, 2014

Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds January 22, 2014

But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients

Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes January 03, 2014

Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun January 01, 2014

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says December 27, 2013

Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors December 19, 2013

Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts December 09, 2013

Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls November 26, 2013

By late 70s, one-third need separate prescriptions for each eye, study finds

For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study November 07, 2013

ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly October 30, 2013

Researchers base findings on review of 17 studies

Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study October 07, 2013

Using arms to break falls didn't work, video analysis showed

Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year September 19, 2013

Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

Stressful Events May Raise Risk of Falls in Older Men, Study Finds September 06, 2013

More evidence needed to see whether screening would be worthwhile, researcher says

Having More Siblings Might Lower Your Divorce Risk August 13, 2013

Past experience with family dynamics may help you navigate marriage, study authors theorize

Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery August 08, 2013

Memory, thinking test spotted problems that injured cheerleaders didn't report or recognize, study finds

Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes April 15, 2013

Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety March 05, 2013

Leadership is needed for change to occur, experts say

Injuries Rising Among Young Dancers February 19, 2013

Sprains, falls most common, study found

Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds January 21, 2013

Chicago study found many needed simple fixes like adding more wood chips

Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns January 12, 2013

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study November 26, 2012

Dozens of kids treated daily on average in U.S. emergency rooms

Sleeping Pill Linked to Hospital Falls, Researchers Say November 19, 2012

Mayo Clinic phasing out Ambien because of study findings

Genital Injuries Common But Preventable, Researchers Say November 12, 2012

Men more often hurt, with younger males tending to get injured on bikes, older males slipping in the tub

Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts October 17, 2012

Seniors most at risk when they shift their weight and lose their center of gravity, analysis shows

Doctor Offers Hunting Safety Tips October 07, 2012

Heart attacks, falls bring many hunters to the emergency room

Clenched Hand May Prevent 'Choking' Under Pressure October 05, 2012

For right-handed athletes, squeezing left hand might cause automatic motor skills to kick in, study says

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling October 05, 2012

Seniors should keep at least one hand free

Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery October 02, 2012

Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study September 20, 2012

Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say

'Magic' Carpet Could Help Shield Elderly From Falls September 06, 2012

Optical fibers map walking patterns, warn of potential dangers

Workers With Disabilities More Prone to Injuries: Study August 10, 2012

Falls, transportation were leading causes, U.S. study found

Balance, Strength Training Reduce Falls for Elderly, Study Finds August 08, 2012

Researchers recommend incorporating these exercises into everyday activities

Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture July 31, 2012

Study found seniors who had procedure were less likely to have fall-related breaks

Muscle Mass Linked to Bone Health in Some Parts of Body June 28, 2012

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

One-Fifth of Nursing Home Residents Fall in First Month June 25, 2012

Large study also linked certified nursing assistant staffing to lower risk

Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit May 26, 2012

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

Injury-Linked Deaths Vary Widely Among States May 22, 2012

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

Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study March 12, 2012

Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

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