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Hawaii takes senior falls seriously

State officials in Hawaii are coming together to educate the residents on the severity of senior falls, as an average of 82 seniors living on the islands die each year from fall related inju...

October 3, 2011

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Iowa hopes to prevent senior falls

For many elders, falling can mean a loss of independence, serious injury or even death. To prevent such outcomes, Iowa Methodist Medical Center is offering free balance screenings to seniors...

September 21, 2011

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New technology may help those with sleep apnea

Engineers from the University of Utah are using wireless technology to try and measure the breathing of post-surgery patients, elders and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS...

September 20, 2011

Alan Wu

Slight memory loss could lead to dementia

Having more accurate measures to determine when an elder loved one may need more assistance is key to letting them age in place, while still ensuring their safety....

September 15, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Seminar to prevent senior falls

For many seniors living on their own, such chores as taking out the trash or getting the mail can be terrifying as the risk of seniors falling is substantial - one in three seniors over 65 f...

September 14, 2011

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Video gaming system used to address senior falls

As advances in video gaming systems continue to marvel teenage boys and geeks alike, researchers at the University of Missouri are using one system as a way to allow seniors to age in place ...

September 8, 2011

Bryan Aldrige