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How You Can Stay Safe While Cleaning Your Yard and Home

Tags: back pain, eye safety, falling, neck pain, safety, safety standards, summer safety

Cleanup in the yard and the home is a necessary evil this time of the year. But if you’re not careful, you could end up nursing a serious injury. Find out how to stay safe.

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Best Ways to Help Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair or Cane

Tags: falling, geriatric, geriatric health, rehabilitation, wheelchairs and canes

You can learn several ways to help people who use an assistive device to walk, climb stairs, or get in and out of bed. It's important to learn how to help safely and comfortably -- for both the patient and the caregiver.

Don’t Fall Prey to Winter Perils (Infographic)

Don’t Fall Prey to Winter Perils (Infographic)

Tags: cold, falling, frostbite, ice, infographic, injury, snow shoveling, tips for winter weather, winter

Winter is here and it’s important to be prepared for the elements. Family Medicine doctor Michael Rabovsky, MD, shares some helpful tips that will keep you healthy and safe through the snow and ice and cold this season

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Ankle and Wrist Injuries: Facts and Best Fixes

Tags: falling, fractures, joint pain, joints, physical therapy, sports injuries, sports injury, strains and sprains

Many of the outdoor activities we love pose a risk of wrist or ankle fractures. Find out how to tell a fracture from a sprain (hint: often only your doctor can) and what treatment to expect.

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Gymnastics Safety Tips: Keep Kids Injury-Free

Tags: falling, sports injuries, strains and sprains, youth sports

Competitive gymnastics brings significant risks for sprains, strains and fractures of the back and joints. Finding the right coach and building core strength and flexibility can help keep your kids safe.

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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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Preventing a Fall If You Have Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, CDC, exercise, falling, inmotion, joint pain

One in three adults over the age of 65 experiences a dangerous fall each year. Commonly, falls are caused by arthritis pain in the hips, knees or ankles. Here’s how to reduce your risk.

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A Dangerous Road: Elderly and Winter Falls

Tags: dementia, elderly, falling, Parkinson's Disease, senior care, tips for winter weather

Icy sidewalks. Slippery driveways. Boots that bring melting snow onto floors. These all can cause falls. And spill that gives a 20-year-old a bruised knee could send an elderly person to the hospital. Learn what puts some elderly people at more at risk than others and how to prevent falls.