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Broken Hip

You Won't Believe What An Out-Of-Control Kid Did To This Older Woman

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

Somewhere around the late morning of Oct. 3rd, 86-year-old Vera Shepper was checking out her groceries at the Trader Joe's in downtown Santa Cruz, Cal...

Mushroom-Barley Soup and Other Red Flags

Stacey Gordon | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

Mushroom-barley soup, a staple of my childhood, lovingly prepared by Grandma Mollie, was the most delicious soup I'd ever tasted. Grandma Mollie always got it just right, but this time, something was awry.

Falls Are No Laughing Matter, Costing Lives, Especially Among the Old, and Billions of Dollars for US Health Care

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In real life, a fall is not the least bit funny. And when an elderly person takes a tumble -- even a short one from a curb or a standing position -- the chain of events that follows can be catastrophic, the cost to our health care delivery system is huge.

Catherine Pearson

This Injury Could Double Death Risk For Some Women | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living

Anne Taggard says she was completely surprised when she broke her right hip seven years ago. "I was on my porch and my neighbor called me," the 92-...