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falls

The changing hazards of middle age

Growing use of prescription medications—as well as addiction to illegal drugs and alcohol—has led to middle-age adults experiencing more injuries from falls.

7 tips to avoid playground injuries

Keep your kids safe by following these helpful suggestions from an expert and mom who knows.

Those perilous pooches

For elderly Americans, dog walking is about as enjoyable as it gets when it comes to exercise—just remember to factor in the risks for falls.

Zero in on childhood dangers

Learn why safety at home is a state of mind.

Her mission: Keep seniors fall-free

Injuries caused by slips and trips are almost epidemic among older adults, and they are 'absolutely not a natural part of aging.'

Falls among elderly cost $50 billion annually

Tumbles can trigger the start of a senior's decline, leading to more care.

Slip and fall? You’re not alone

Clinic that streamlines treatment from snow to specialist raises the alert that weather-related injuries are spiking this year.

Ditch the throw rugs, seniors

Study finds that hip fractures are frequently caused by tumbles that occur indoors—not outdoors.

Take a stand on staying mobile after 80

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills.

Brain scans foretell fall risk

Measurements of multitasking brain activity in healthy older adults could determine the likelihood they'll take a tumble.

Death and disability from injuries down worldwide

Rate has dropped by nearly one-third since 1990.

Infections, not clumsiness, main cause of falls

Illness can lower blood pressure and lead to dizziness.

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