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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