Prevent Falls with Simple Home Modifications

Prevent Falls with Simple Home Modifications

Simple home safety modifications for the elderly can reduce the risk of falls significantly. Homes which had added handrails, non-slip bath mats, and slip resistant surfaces and steps were compared over 3 years with those who did have this safety modifications. The occupants of the safer homes had 26% fewer falls and 39% few injuries each…

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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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Children and Adolescent Football Injuries

A study of football injuries in children ages 6-17 between 1990 and 2007 found that the majority of injuries (78%) occurred in the ages 12-17. The most frequent type of injury was sprains and strains (31%), followed by fractures and dislocations (28%), and soft tissue injuries (24%). There were 8631 concussions annually! Total injuries actually increased from 274,094…

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