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Scientist says that even people in their 20s and 30s can have significant risks for falling
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STAFFORD, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare costs are rapidly increasing due to the rapid aging of our population. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 60% of fatal falls occur in the home.
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Certain types of medications given to the elderly could add to their risk of falling, according to a new study.
Blurred vision, back pain and wrist injuries are common in the computer world. But now, physical injuries such as falling monitors and tripping over cords are sending significant numbers to the emergency room.
An estimated 35 percent of U.S. adults age 40 and older have vestibular dysfunction (inner ear balance disorders), and those who do may have a higher risk of falling, according to a report in the May 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
A full third of American adults, 69 million men and women over age 40, are up to 12 times more likely to have a serious fall because they have some form of inner-ear dysfunction that throws them off balance and makes them dizzy, according to Johns Hopkins experts.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 86,000 people are injured each year in falls caused by their cats and dogs. That's an average annual injury rate of 29.7 per 100,000 people, the agency said in a release.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report showing the number of US teenage girls who are having babies continues to increase.