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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...

2013-08-16 23:03:26

The American Occupational Therapy Association offers tips for reducing fall risk at home and in the community Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in adults over the age of 65. Falls and the fear of falling can cause decreased independence and disability. Clutter, inappropriate footwear, poor balance, distractions, and tripping hazards can all contribute to a stumble or fall leading to serious injury and even death. Occupational...

2013-06-18 23:02:59

The San Diego law firm provides statistics and advice to prevent falls by elderly adults in the care of nursing home facilities. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 One of the primary causes of injury in nursing homes is unnecessary fall episodes. A 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that each year a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls, and many more falls go unreported. Among older adults aged 65 and over, falls are the leading cause of death by...

2013-05-22 23:04:32

The Slip and Fall Attorneys at d´Oliveira & Associates have shared their new informational graphic that specifies how common these injuries are and the compensation victims may be entitled to. (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Slip and fall hazards are a common occurrence and can be caused by a number of factors. A December 2010 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) publication listed the following hazards as the most common: contaminants on the floor, poor drainage problems,...

2013-05-08 11:53:33

"Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of hospitalization, disability, and death-worldwide, and among older adults, falling is the most common cause of TBI," writes Niina Korhonen, B.M., of the Injury and Osteoporosis Research Center, Tampere, Finland, and colleagues in a Research Letter. The authors previously reported that the number and incidence of adults 80 years of age or older admitted to the hospital due to fall-induced TBI in Finland increased from 1970 through 1999. This...

2013-04-22 23:01:45

Recently, the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts personal injury law firm d´Oliveira & Associates released a new informational graphic regarding up-to-date statistics and causes of traumatic brain injuries. (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that, while Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can range from mild to severe, nearly 1.7 million Americans suffer one each year and a contributing factor to over 30% of all injury-related...

2012-09-21 23:00:18

There have recently been some major strides made in understanding what predisposes individuals to developing Alzheimer´s and the findings suggest that head trauma may be one link. The Journal of Neuroscience recently published a study that linked a single occurrence of traumatic brain injury with significantly raising an individual´s chance of having Alzheimer´s. The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell believe these findings will greatly benefit...

Elderly Falls Could Be Prevented By Magic Carpet
2012-09-04 10:19:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ability to detect changes in an elderly person´s gait could be important in preventing dangerous trips and falls that can severely impact their health and quality of life. Using plastic optical fibers on the underlay of a carpet, researchers have developed just such an ability in what´s being called a ℠magic carpet´. An interdisciplinary team from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom will...


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