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2014-07-23 23:11:40

Fall Prevention works—New data shows Contra Costa Seniors safer in homes. If all senior residents were to receive fall prevention services based on this data, we could prevent about three per cent of total 9-1-1 responses for these seniors who are falling. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 When Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services modifies a home, it cuts the chances of a senior calling 9-1-1 for a fall by about 53 per cent, according to new data compiled by American...

2014-05-27 12:28:52

Awareness of this link, plus arthritis-appropriate exercise and physical activity identified as effective strategies of reducing the risks ATLANTA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during Arthritis Awareness Month highlights the prevalence of falls and fall injuries among adults with and without arthritis. According to the report, the prevalence of falling two or more times and injuries due to falls are higher among...

2014-05-08 23:16:43

“Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.” is the theme for this year's Older Americans Month. Journeyworks Publishing is observing the event by offering a sample set of brochures packed with information to help seniors stay safe, active and happy. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Older Americans Month is a time to recognize seniors for their contributions. It is also a time to provide older adults, and those that care for them, with information to help them be as healthy and active as...

2014-03-04 16:23:23

"Home Safety is Bone Safety" focuses on fall-proofing homes and addressing risk factors ROSEMONT, Ill., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Falls within the home are the most prevalent cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among Americans age 65 and older, leading to more than 2.3 million emergency room visits and 21,000 deaths in 2010. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), recently launched a new public...

2013-10-30 11:14:53

Could reduce rate of severe falls leading to medical care Exercise programs designed to prevent falls in older adults also appear to prevent injuries caused by falls, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. Fall-related injuries are very common among older people and are a major cause of long-term pain and functional impairment. They also increase the risk of discharge to a nursing home and have a high economic cost. Well-designed exercise programs can prevent falls in older...

2013-09-18 23:33:45

The first day of Fall coincides with the National Council on Aging’s Fall Prevention Awareness Day, announced Ethical Alternative Products, supplier of complementary products for countering neuromusular damaging oxidative stress and for maintaining healthy joints. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The Center for Healthy Aging section of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) will be celebrating the 6th Annual National Falls Prevention Day on September 22nd. Most Americans are...

2013-09-18 23:26:18

Falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma in adults 65 and older. In an effort to help reduce falls in the senior population, Easy Rest Adjustable Beds has created a resource page on it’s website with 12 Tips For Bedroom Safety. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 In recognition of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22, 2013, Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems has created an informational page on their website with 12...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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