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Deborah Hersman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Deborah Hersman

By taking the data on the leading causes of unintentional death by age, a curious thing happens. Three peaks of heightened risk become apparent, helping us identify more dangerous times in our lives.

Worried Hairstylist Helps Save Woman's Life After Missed Appointment

Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty

Good hairstylists not only know all the latest styling trends and techniques -- they also really know their clients. And that's why hairstylist Lisa B...

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.

As Fall Approaches, a Checklist to Keep Family Elders Steady on Their Feet

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

The first day of Fall -- Sept. 22, 2012 -- marks National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. This year 46 states, including New York, are participating in Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

'Magic Carpet' Could Prevent Falls Among the Elderly

Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Allison Takeda Move over, Aladdin! Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed their own version of a "magic carpet." It doesn...

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.

Aging And The Mind-Body Disconnect

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

In grieving what has been lost, perhaps a space for celebrating the development of new ways of living day by day despite frailty and decline may arise.