Fall Prevention: Avoiding Severe Health Ramifications

Trips, stumbles, and minor tumbles may not seem like a big deal when you’re younger. But, for seniors, any fall has the potential to result in severe injury or a health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a senior over the age of 65 falls every second of every day. One in five falls ends in serious injury. So understanding the risk factors that lead to both fatal and nonfatal falls and taking precautions are vital to avoid the potentially debilitating consequences seniors can face.  […]

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Fall Prevention: Keeping you on your feet

Fall Prevention
Keeping you on your feet
By Vanessa Ohnes, MD, Texoma Medical Center, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

Changes are normal as we get older: eyesight and hearing decline, reflexes slow down, coordination diminishes and muscles get weaker. We’re not as agile to avoid a fall. For seniors, falls can result in serious injuries that may require a trip to the hospital or even threaten your ability to live on your own. […]