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More Elderly Falls, More Brain Injuries

Tags: brain injury, elderly, falling, geriatric health

A growing number of elderly people are falling and suffering traumatic brain injuries as a result. How do you keep yourself or a family member safer from a dangerous fall?

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Why Women Need to Mind Their Bones (Infographic)

Tags: bone, bone density, bone health, exercise, falling, health hub number, infographic, osteoporosis, women of all ages series

The percentage of Americans with osteoporosis who are women is a whopping 80 percent -- totaling more than 35 million people. What's the message for women? Mind your bones!

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Middle-aged Clumsiness? Could Be Early Alzheimer’s

Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, falling, memory loss

We’ve all heard of the forgetfulness and language problems that can signal Alzheimer’s. But when this disease strikes adults under 65, it can arrive with unexpected and puzzling symptoms – like unexplained clumsiness.

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Manage Vertigo, Improve Your Balance

Tags: dizziness, falling, senior safety, vertigo

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits—and the main cause of accidental deaths—among Americans 65 and older. Learn how to stay upright and alright.

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Falling: Are You At Risk?

Tags: arthritis, chronic disease, depression, dizziness, falling, geriatric, health screenings, rehabilitation, tips for winter weather

As we age, our bones become more fragile. Our reflexes are no longer lightening-quick. If you are over age 65, having four or more of these risk factors will increase your risk of falling by 80 percent.