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2012-09-03 11:00:56

Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence. But new guidelines for physiotherapists, co-compiled by a leading academic in the field from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, aim to refresh out-dated guidelines and introduce better direction for physiotherapists who work with elderly people at risk of falling. As we get older our risk of falling increases, regardless of...

2012-03-02 05:54:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Maybe you've tripped over a rock or slipped on a wet surface, we've all fallen but did you know that now hearing loss may be what is causing those falls? By discovering the link between hearing loss and falls, researchers could develop new ways to prevent falls, especially in the elderly, as well as the injuries that are caused by falling. Not only will preventing these injuries save the pain associated with them but they could also save billions in health care costs...

2012-02-22 17:05:00

Personal Injury Raleigh NC is a new Raleigh-based organization dedicated to preventing, understanding, and effectively coping with personal injuries. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 Wake County residents, rejoice — there's a new, modern, consolidated, and reliable source of information on North Carolina personal injury treatment, physical therapy recommendations, injury statistics, and more available at http://personalinjuryraleighnc.org. Personal Injury Raleigh NC is an...

2011-09-19 07:00:00

Falls among the elderly are a serious concern. This month, the National Council on Aging is bringing awareness to this issue as National Fall Prevention Awareness Day takes place on September 23rd. To help empower those impacted to address this health concern, Lifefone is offering a fall prevention guide entitled, FALLS: WHY THEY HAPPEN AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT THEM. This guide provides you with essential information to help you understand the causes, risks and steps you can take to minimize...

2011-07-13 06:30:00

CHANDLER, Ariz., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveRx Rehabilitation, a Chandler, Arizona-based wellness-oriented rehabilitation company specializing in active aging, is introducing a breakthrough Fall Risk Assessment and Fall Prevention Program for Medicare-eligible senior patients. The Cost of Falls Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury for older Americans. Nearly 20,000 older Americans die from fall-related injuries annually. One in three seniors over the age of...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.