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Fall Prevention

  • 4 Tips to Prevent Falls

    The reason we want to prevent falls is to prevent broken bones. As we age, the bones of the skeleton lose their mineral density and the structure becomes thin and…

  • Tips to Prevent Falls During Winter Months

    These eight tips can help you to maintain your balance and move confidently across snowy, icy, or wet surfaces: Wear shoes with good traction. Dress warm. If you’re warm, your…

  • Statistics about Falls

    The first step in getting your arms around the issue of falls is to get a picture of the problem. As you can see from the following statistics, age plays…

  • Medications that Increase Falls

    Diuretics, blood pressure medication, non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs, anti-depressants, and beta-blockers, among others, all demonstrate a “significant association” with falls in older people. On the positive side, research has revealed that…

  • Bone looks hard, dense, and solid when viewed from the outside. In reality, bone is more complex. There are two types of bone: Cortical bone — This is the bone…

  • Men are more likely than women to die from a fall, with a fatality rate that is 49% higher than women. Women, however, are more likely than men to have…