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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

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

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