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2011-05-21 00:01:22

Brazos Walking Sticks Introduces Unique, Collapsible Wood Traveler's Stick (TM) Waco, TX (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Brazos Walking Sticks announced today the launch of its beautiful wood Traveler's Stick (TM), which breaks into sections, in seconds, from a full 55 inches to a compact 19 inches. Traveling by airplane, in a small car or on a bike with one's favorite, full-size, handcrafted walking staff has been practically impossible, until now. Travelers, geocachers, RVers, scouts, outdoorsmen,...

2011-02-12 00:00:45

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp® attempts to submit clients' inventions to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011 InventHelp®, America's largest inventor service company, announces that one of its clients, an inventor from Maryland, has designed a clamping assembly which would secure walking canes in an upright position. This invention is patented. Harold's Walking Aid would allow for a user's cane to remain easily accessible when not in use. In urgent...

2009-07-13 12:03:50

U.S. physical therapists say elderly people who use canes and walkers need to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid falling. The American Physical Therapy Association points out a recent study found 47,000 U.S. seniors end up in emergency rooms annually due to falls involving walking aids. The study, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, examined six years of emergency room records and found that the walker was associated seven times more with...

2009-07-10 08:33:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (June 2009), which found that 47,000 senior citizens end up in emergency rooms each year due to falls from improper use and fit of...

2009-06-29 13:27:27

More than 47,000 seniors were treated in hospitals from 2001 to 2006 for injuries from falls involving walkers and canes, U.S. health officials said. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that people were seven times more likely to be injured in a fall with a walker as with a cane. The study, which examined six years of emergency department medical records, determined older women sustained 78 percent of...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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