Articles for Tag: "falls"

How dogs could pose a risk for older Americans  Featured
How dogs could pose a risk for older Americans
Here are six tips to be safer.
The season of trauma 
The season of trauma
An orthopedic surgeon shares how common orthopedic trauma cases are treated through teamwork.
Can virtual reality prevent the no. 1 cause of injury death in seniors? 
Can virtual reality prevent the no. 1 cause of injury death in seniors?
This frequent killer accounts for an estimated $31 billion in Medicare costs annually. Can technology help?
Is your balance off? 
Is your balance off?
More than 25 percent of adults over a certain age fall each year. An expert suggests exercises to prevent a serious injury.
How to prevent a fall  Featured
How to prevent a fall
In honor of Falls Prevention Awareness Day, an expert offers tips and preventive measures you can take to lessen your risk of a fall.
Why half of older hip fracture victims never fully recover 
Why half of older hip fracture victims never fully recover
Researchers find many older people are never as active as they were before a hip fracture. How to reverse the trend.
Seniors may overestimate their mobility 
Seniors may overestimate their mobility
Older adults aren’t always aware of their strengths and weaknesses.