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Partners Promote Healthier and Safer Lives by Taking Steps to Prevent Injuries Before They Happen WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Falls FreeÂ© Coalition, led by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has been named as a national partner of National Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2011.
New guidelines show a good workout could help elderly patients prevent a fall.
In the first update of the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatric Society's guidelines on preventing falls in older persons since 2001, they now recommend that all interventions for preventing falls should include an exercise component and that a number of new assessments should be used, including; feet and footwear, fear of falling, and ability to carry out daily living activities.
Introducing a music-based multitask exercise program for community-dwelling elderly people may lead to improved gait (manner or style of walking), balance and a reduction in the rate of falling.
While simple falls, such as slipping while walking off a curb, may seem relatively harmless, they can actually lead to severe injury and death in elderly individuals.
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Our nation's elderly population is dying from a silent killer at an alarming rate.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health joins 33 other states in celebrating "Falls Prevention Awareness Day" on Sept.
As summer rolls around, elderly people may want to think twice about taking their shoes off when they get home.
Falling down is hazardous to a senior citizen's health, yet fewer than half of all seniors see a doctor after a fall.
Research: Community falls prevention for people who call an emergency ambulance after a fall: Randomized controlled trial.
- A handkerchief.
- Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
- In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.