Beware of Falling Televisions

The rate of children under 18 requiring emergency treatment from falling televisions has increased by 95.3%, and in those younger than 5 the increase was 125.5% over the past 22 years. The rate of injuries from a TV falling from a dresser, chest of drawers or armoire increased by 344% in the same period. The…

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Tripping Over Obstacles? Better Examine Your Glasses

Multifocal lenses have been a great blessing to many of us. However, when obstacles at ground level are viewed with these glasses, blurring and depth perception problems can occur. Researchers from New Zealand tested 30 community dwelling individuals while walking with multifocal glasses and with single-lens glasses. Study subjects were asked to walk a 15 meter…

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