Falls Can Cause Serious Injury Or Death For Seniors

The National Council on Aging has designated September 23rd as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries to older adults.  Often minor and major falls can account for 40 percent of all trauma injuries seen in a typical hospital emergency department.
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Think Positive And Improve Your Health

Pollyanna was a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that became a classic of children’s literature.  It now has become a popular term for someone with an optimistic outlook on life. Is it really true that such people are healthier?
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Aging Technology

Aging technology might sound like a negative concept as technologies become outdated and no longer deliver their results with the same efficiency.  However since there are growing numbers of the population who are aging, any technology to serve them clearly has a bright future.
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Elder Abuse Hotline

Unfortunately tales of elder abuse are in the news far too often and are only now beginning to get the attention they deserve.  Elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic backgrounds and social status and can affect both men and women.
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Hypertension kills more blacks than whites

According to the American Heart Association, hypertension or elevated blood pressure (BP) is a leading, preventable cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States and throughout the world.  Now a recent study shows that blacks in the US have a greater risk of disorders involving blood pressure.
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