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Elderly Fall Prevention

Innovative New Programs to Combat Falls

Hilary Young | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Falls are not a rite of passage that comes with age; with a little bit of education and awareness, falls can be prevented. The trouble is finding an effective way to spread the word.

Floored! Safety Tips From Falls Aren't Funny Author Russ Kendzior

Rachel Adelson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Falls aren't just bad luck or fate, though we'd sure like to see it that way. By changing our surroundings to lower the odds of a fall, we can make our luck. Good luck.

Fear of Falling: Breaking the Dangerous Downward Cycle

Marki Flannery | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Remaining physically active is essential, but it is only one part of a larger fall-prevention picture, which also includes medication management, vision upkeep, proper footwear and a safe home environment.

3 Lifestyle Choices That May Prevent Falling

Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has weighed in on health issues such as prostate cancer screenings. Now the government panel is turni...

Fear of Falling

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

A month ago, I almost became the subject of one of my own medical school lectures, after an episode that illustrated one of the most serious health problems facing older adults and their doctors: falling.