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Fall prevention: What you need to know

September 22, 2017

Today marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Organized by the National Council on Aging, observance of the day on the first day of fall has grown across the United States from 11 states in 2008 to 48 states plus the District of Columbia.

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. The group recommends lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based fall prevention programs and community partnerships to help reduce the risk for falls among seniors.

Meeting News

Researchers: Too many patients uninformed about partial foot amputation

September 22, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Shared decision-making between patients and clinicians can help patients make more informed decisions regarding partial foot amputations, according to…

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those of their patients to…

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy…

Caribbean Rim Conference in Puerto Rico postponed due to Hurricane Maria

September 21, 2017
The U.S. National Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics has indefinitely postponed its 2017 Caribbean Rim Conference, which had been…
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