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Fall Injuries Associated with Use of Assistive Devices by Victoria Powell Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:02pm The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control, tracks data from a representative sample of hospital emergency departments (EDs).  This dataset was recently analyzed 1 to reveal the circumstances of injurious falls and the assistive devices that were involved, yielding estimate ... Read on »
Pets cause falling injuries by PetDoc Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 9:33am According to a CNN article, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 86,000 injuries are caused by their pets. Estimates were based on data collected from 66 emergency rooms. Judy Stevens, epidemiologist with the CDC, says: "Many of them occurred while people were walking their dog or chasing either their do ... Read on »
The Rise and Fall of Heart Disease by Seth Roberts .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 07 Jun 2013 12:00am Heart disease was once the number one killer in rich countries. Maybe it still is. Huge amounts of time and money have gone into trying to reduce it statins, risk factor measurement (e.g., cholesterol measurement), telling people to “eat healthy” and exercise more, and so on. Unfortunately for the poor souls who follow the advice (e.g., ... Read on »
Reduced salt intake linked to the fall in deaths from cardiovascular disease by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 16 Apr 2014 3:52am The number of deaths from cardiovascular diseaseDisease of the heart and blood vessels, usually due to atherosclerosis. has fallen considerably in England over the last decade. A new study carried out by the Queen Mary University of London has now looked at whether this is linked toa reduction in average ... Read on »
Hoof and Mouth: Scientists Find Talking While Walking Can Lead to Falls for People With Parkinson's Disease by Peter Dunlap-Shohl Posted Mon 27 Sep 2010 12:00am Well it looks like mum's the word for PD patients who are in the act of walking. According to scientists at Florida State University those of us of the Parkie persuasion are increasing our risk of falls if we jaw while jogging. No word if screaming while you fall also amounts to the kind of multi-tasking we should avoid. But if you ask me, ... Read on »
Falls Could Signal Early Alzheimer's Disease by Susan Berg Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 12:00am Here is a great for caregivers and healthcare professinals, Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care professionals to get an easyceu or two MedicineNet.com Compared with older people with no signs of Alzheimer's, those whose brains ... Read on »
U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC by HealthFinder Posted Thu 13 Oct 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink But certain populations still lag behind trend, especially in the South, experts warn. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
National Falls Prevention Day by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Sep 2012 8:30am Here's a nice little pun for you: tomorrow, 22 September which is the first day of fall, has been declared by U.S. Senate Resolution 553 to be National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. That's not really news. The Senate votes the Resolution every year but even though it's routine, it is a good annual reminder to be sure we have done all we ... Read on »
Autumn leaves are falling, falling, falling by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 9:09pm I was tired yesterday, so I took an extra rest day and ran this morning. My run was nice, but I was still a bit tired. My wakeup HR was 53. It rained during the night, and the temperature was 41F when I ran. After the run, my wife and I walked our 0.6 mile loop. Leaves are falling, a nice fall day. The Utah ski resorts have 5 feet of snow ... Read on »
Fall Fall Fall by Bobbi M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Sep 2009 10:36pm It’s officially fall! I so need to get out my decorations from last year:). This morning I made some “Sunday” PB and Honey Oat Kashi Whole Wheat Waffles. I also added some chopped pecans, in honor of today. I had an egg on the side as well for a little extra protein to push me through the morning.  So glad you all liked ou ... Read on »