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Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls July 19, 2016

What you can do to remain upright

How Pregnancy Can Trip You Up July 01, 2016

Even in first trimester, center of mass shifts forward, research shows

Bifocals Might Trip You Up June 09, 2016

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen May 12, 2016

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors May 05, 2016

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought March 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery February 24, 2016

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study February 11, 2016

But treatments to improve strength, balance may guard against injuries, disability, researchers say

Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men February 04, 2016

Males made greater gains than women, study says

As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out Safely January 22, 2016

Try footwear with good traction and walking carefully with low center of gravity, expert suggests

Nerve Damage From Chemo May Affect Cancer Survivors for Years January 15, 2016

Symptoms associated with falls, researchers say

Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson's Patients January 13, 2016

Those who took rivastigmine in study were 45 percent less likely to have an accident

Watch Out for Distracted Walkers December 28, 2015

To avoid injury, pedestrians should 'engage with their surroundings,' surgeon says

Hanging Holiday Lights Holds Hidden Danger, Surgeon Warns December 11, 2015

Slips and falls from ladders can result in serious foot and ankle injuries

Falls, Fights Cause Most Serious Eye Injuries: Study November 16, 2015

And cost of treatment in hospitals has jumped in the past decade, researchers add

Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice October 09, 2015

Take special care when using ladders, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says

Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls October 09, 2015

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds August 31, 2015

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study August 20, 2015

Homebound elderly might benefit from supplementation, research suggests

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans June 09, 2015

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says June 04, 2015

Parents should be particularly careful about windows

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000 May 07, 2015

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers May 06, 2015

Many seniors rely on more than one mobility device, study finds

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study March 23, 2015

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions March 05, 2015

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty January 27, 2015

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls

Watch Out for Falling Icicles January 25, 2015

Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors January 19, 2015

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

Take Steps to Avoid Winter Falls January 17, 2015

Check the traction of your boots, keep your legs strong

Exercise May Cut Fall Risk for Some Parkinson's Patients December 31, 2014

Benefit strongest for those with milder symptoms, study finds

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture December 01, 2014

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows November 12, 2014

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

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