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Inside or outside, elderly alert systems can be helpful in case of a fall

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently conducted a study on the causes of falls for older adults, and they found that the risk of falling varies from person...

June 13, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Rehab center finds new way to prevent falls among seniors

While falls are an all-too-frequent occurrence among senior citizens, they may actually be preventable if older adults employ the right amount of caution, exercise and awareness, according t...

January 14, 2011

Kevin Magna

Overmedication may lead to increased risk of falls

Certain medication can improve the quality of life for many older adults, but there is also a risk of taking too much....

January 6, 2011

Kevin Magna

Safe ways to conduct home repairs during the golden years

Many baby boomers and seniors plan to live at home during their golden years, but few consider what a hassle maintenance tasks can become, particularly if they are the only ones left to do t...

November 30, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Over a third of seniors fall each year

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has discovered that up to 40 percent of seniors fall each year and these incidents can lead to serious injuries and...

November 4, 2010

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The difference between outdoor and indoor falls

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 40 percent of seniors who aren't living in facilities fall every year, but a new study suggests that there is...

September 13, 2010

Alan Wu

New study finds that fear of falls can lead to falls

A new study that examined 500 people, aged 70 to 90, has concluded that the anxiety that some seniors have about falling can actually lead to a fall, regardless of the actual, physical risk,...

August 20, 2010

Jasmine Phu

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