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Falls Prevention in the News

Alcohol & Aging: A Potentially Sour Mix
April 17, 2014 - Santa Monica Mirror

Are there any effective interventions for preventing falls in older people with mental health problems?
April 17, 2014 - The Mental Elf

Are Blood Pressure Drugs Worth the Falls?
April 16, 2014 - New York Times

Exercising to prevent falls, injuries
April 16, 2014 - LiveWellNebraska

150/90: Blood pressure guidelines raised for people 60 and older
April 13, 2014 -

Treadmill Aims to “Inoculate” Older Adults Against Falls
April 11, 2014 - PT Products

As risks increase for older generation, many factors must be examined
April 11, 2014 - Cleveland Jewish News

Take Action: Prevent Falls
April 9, 2014 - Veteran's Health

Older Adult Month observance slated
April 8, 2014 - Lima News

How to Help Your Parents Prevent Falls
April 8, 2014 - NextAvenue

Balance-boosting footwear tips for older Americans
April 6, 2014 -

Achieving balance: New program helps older adults to reduce fall risks
April 4, 2014 -

OSHA’s Tips to Prevent Falls on Construction Sites
April 3, 2013 - GreeningLaw P.C. Blog

How to make your home safer to avoid a fall
April 2, 2014 - Hebden Bridge Times

Good physical balance can help older people avoid falls.
April 1, 2014 - Jennings Center for Older Adults

Best way to prevent falls: remain active
March 31, 2014 - Sioux City Journal

Staying Safe in the Home
March 31, 2014 - Vital Life Senior

Studies connect Vitamin D and falling prevention
March 27, 2014 - Magaziner Center for Wellness

Elderly women may benefit from higher amounts of protein
March 26, 2014 - MedicalNewsToday

Most Seniors Who Break Bones in Falls Not Tested, Treated for Cause
March 24, 2014 - SeniorJournal

7 Easy Ways to Build Strong Bones
March 22, 2014 - NextAvenue

Researchers develop computerized treadmill program to prevent falls in older adults
March 21, 2014 - News-Medical

Treating Fear of Falling May Also Ease Elderly Depression
March 20, 2014 - MedScape

Tai Chi for Falls Prevention
March 20, 2014 - Medication in Motion

OSHA Seeks Partners for June 2-6 National Stand-Down on Construction Falls
March 20, 2014 - Occupational Health & Safety

Improve Your Balance at Any Age
March 19, 2014 - NextAvenue

First responder research: Firefighters, students develop program to enhance fall prevention.
March 19, 2014 - Novato Advance

OSHA Announces National Stand-down for Fall Prevention in Construction Week
March 19, 2014 -

How well do you know your aging clients?
March 19, 2014 - InvestmentNews

Antihypertensives Linked to Serious Fall Risk in Elderly Patients
March 18, 2014 - Pharmacy Times

Study uses video-game device with goal of preventing patient falls
March 18, 2014 - MedicalXpress

WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT: Keep seniors safe by preventing falls
March 16, 2014 - Murfreesboro Post

Falls Prevention Strategies that Work
March 14, 2014 - Philips Lifeline

Llanfair Helps Older Adults with Fall Prevention
March 14, 2014 - Digital Journal

Oops! Did you fall?
March 14, 2014 - Blanco County News

Older adults: Build muscle and you'll live longer
March 14, 2014 - UCLA

Six reasons why your parent might fall
March 13, 2014 - Miami Herald

Our Opinion: Falls are not minor risks for older Ohioans
March 12, 2014 - New Philadelphia Times-Reporter

Aging brings challenges – and the resilience to deal with them
March 10, 2014 - Sacramento Bee

State warns older Ohioans of falling hazards
March 10, 2014 - WBNS-TV, Columbus

Postmenopausal Women Need to be Especially Cautious to Prevent Falls
March 7, 2014 - HealthCentral

Video games target Japan's silver generation
March 6, 2014 -

Help seniors modify home for safety, peace of mind
March 5, 2014 - Pocono Record

Older adults who binge drink don't live as long
March 4, 2014 - Fox News

Orthopaedic Surgeons Launch Falls Prevention Campaign to Encourage Proactive Approach, Empower Seniors
March 4, 2014 - Digital Journal

Falls, Injuries and Anxiety: Breaking a Vicious Cycle
March 3, 2014 - Huffington Post

QU students study benefits of tai chi for seniors
March 2, 2014 -

Clinic: A Cautionary Note About the Risks of Blood Pressure Treatment in the Elderly
Feb. 28, 2014 - The Health Care Blog

Strenghtening core muscles can help you avoid falls
Feb. 28, 2014 - Better Living

Hearing Loss Linked to Three-Fold Risk of Falling
Feb. 26, 2014 - Medina Gazette

Where Has My Equilibrium Gone?
Feb. 24, 2014 - New York Times

Boost Your Balance; Avoid Falls
Feb. 24, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

How to develop better balance
Feb. 24, 2014 - Vail Daily

Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors
Feb. 24, 2014 -

Falls now the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in America
Feb. 21, 2014 - Digital Journal

Seniors Who Stay Fit Prevent Falls
Feb. 21, 2014 - Space Coast Daily

Motivation to do preventive exercise may reduce risk of fall in older adults
Feb. 21, 2014 - News Medical

Study: Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Pain Pills From Multiple Doctors
Feb. 20, 2014 - Partnership at

Helpful Meds Can Become Harmful As You Grow Older
Feb. 19, 2014 - LiveScience

Local hospitals report multiple fall injuries
Feb. 18, 2014 - WDTN-TV, Dayton

Extra weight may add to elderly fall risk
Feb. 18, 2014 - Reuters

Reducing the risk of falls by motivating older people to do preventive exercise
Feb. 18, 2014 - AlphaGalileo

Simple Steps to Prevent Falls
Feb. 16, 2014 -

Prevent falls from happening on your farm
Feb. 16, 2014 - Kearney Hub

Health department gets $330K grant
Feb. 15, 2014 - Sandusky Register

Take steps to protect yourself from falls during the winter
Feb. 14, 2014 - Chillicothe Gazette

Heath district slates senior balance classes
Feb. 14, 2014 -

Jim Buchy: Preventing falls among Ohio’s elders
Feb. 14, 2014 - Sidney Daily News

Older Adults: Tips to prevent outdoor falls in bad weather
Feb. 14, 2014 - Asbury Park Press

Falls by elderly can be prevented
Feb. 12, 2014 - Springfield News-Sun

Breaking Free of Restraints
Feb. 12, 2014 - HealthInsight Blog

Unique medical chair in Vegas helps prevent falls
Feb. 12, 2014 - KVVU-TV

Partnership helps elderly in research
Feb. 9, 2014 - Deming Headlight

Making the Home Safer to Prevent Falls
Feb. 7, 2014 - Johns Hopkins Health Alert

Falls overtake auto wrecks as leading cause of spinal cord injuries
Feb. 5, 2014 - Insurance Business America

Adaptive Devices Can Help With Bathroom Fall Prevention
Feb. 4. 2014 - Philips Lifeline

Program helps senior citizens stay on their feet
Feb. 2, 2014 - ThisWeek Community News, Delaware

Exercise and falls prevention
Feb. 1, 2014 - Physiotherapy Blog

Walk like a penguin to prevent falls on ice
Jan. 31, 2014 - CBC News

Preventing falls among Ohio’s elders - Rep. Jim Buchy
Jan. 30, 2014 - The Daily Advocate

Modifications help aging people stay at home
Jan. 29, 2014 - Akron Beacon Journal

Cold weather health tips for seniors
Jan. 29, 2014 - BCRNews

Serious traumatic spinal cord injuries rising among older people in the U.S.
Jan. 28, 2014 - NewsMedical

Parkinson’s headband to prevent falls
Jan. 24, 2014 - Medical Observer

Make Your Home Less Prone to Falls from Ice and Snow on Walkways
Jan. 22, 2014 - Zillow Blog

Using Video Surveillance to Prevent Falls
Jan. 22, 2014 - Assisted Living

What can elderly people do to prevent falls?
Jan. 20, 2014 - Boston Globe

Manage Vertigo, Improve Your Balance
Jan. 17, 2014 - Cleveland Clinic HealthHub

Tips For Preventing Falls In Your Home
Jan. 17, 2014 -

A device to prevent falls in the elderly
Jan. 17, 2014 - MedicalXpress

Fall Prevention Measures Easy to Overlook: Anti-Scald Shower Valves
Jan. 16, 2014 - Yahoo! Voices

Senior Focus: Older adults more affected by alcohol
Jan 16, 2013 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Falls prevention hope for aged care residents
Jan. 16, 2014 - Health & Ageing Australia

Tips for Managing Neuropathy During Winter
Jan. 15, 2014 - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths in the elderly
Jan. 15, 2014 - Bay State Banner

300 people die from falls each year in New York City
Jan. 15, 2014 - UPI

Keep safe and avoid falls and trips in winter
Jan. 14, 2014 - Portsmouth (UK) News

Geriatrics Society Guidelines: Vitamin D May Prevent Falls
Jan. 10, 2014 - Medscape

Mental support, assessment key to survive, prevent falls
Jan. 10, 2014 - Cleveland Jewish News

Older Adults Willing to Make Changes to Prevent Fractures
Jan. 9, 2014 - Sunrise Senior Living

Why the rise in fatal falls?
Jan. 1, 2014 -

Preventing seniors from slips and falls this winter
Dec. 30, 2013 -

Department of Aging offers tips to stay on your feet
Dec. 25, 2013 -

'Walk like a penguin': Winter heightens risk of falling
Dec. 22, 2013 -

Improve balance, prevent falls
Dec. 22, 2013 -

Tips to senior-proof your home to prevent falls
Dec. 20, 2013 -

Preventing falls and other safety tips for the winter season
Dec. 20, 2013 -

Traumatic injuries in elderly patients are often underestimated
Dec. 20, 2013 - The Almagest

Letter: Falls provide serious threat to elderly
Dec. 20, 2013 - Columbus Dispatch

Fall prevention programs prove successful for elderly residents
Dec. 20, 2013 - University of Queensland

Falls a Rising Trend in Trauma-Related Fatalities
December 19, 2013 - Anesthesiology News

Prevent falls due to untreated hearing loss this winter
Dec. 19, 2013 - HealthyHearing

STEADY U website helps prevent falls
Dec. 18, 2013 - Kitsap (WA) Sun

New Hypertension Guidelines Out For Older Adults
Dec. 18, 2013 -

Make Reaching a Little Easier: Strength and Dexterity Solutions
Dec. 17, 2013 - AARP Blog

Preventing falls from the ground up
Dec. 16, 2013 -

Take a stand against falls
Dec. 12, 2013 - Ironton Tribune

Falls and Fear of Falling in Parkinson's Disease With and Without Deep Brain Stimulation
Dec. 12, 2013 - Sacramento Bee

How Strong Is Your Chi? Learning Tai Chi And Qigong To Prevent Slips, Trips And Falls
Dec. 12, Imperial Valley News

Computer game promotes balance to help prevent falls, the main cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among elderly
Dec. 10, 2013 - American Podiatric Medical Association

Deep Freeze Temperatures Gripping the Country Pose a Serious Threat for Falling
Dec. 10, 2013 - Akron General

Winter safety infographic

Seniors Reminded To Be Careful Walking In Winter Weather
Dec. 9, 2013 - WMFD-TV

Keeping seniors able
Dec. 8, 2013 - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Department of Aging issues warning on falling hazards
Dec. 7, 2013 - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Website good source of falls prevention information
Dec. 6, 2013 - Cincinnati Enquirer

‘It changes your whole life when you take a big spill’: The dangers of wintertime falls
Dec. 5, 2013 - Bangor Daily News

Preventing falls in older adults
Dec. 5, 2013 - Fox

Hoarding can be causal factor in falls among elderly
Dec. 4, 2013 - Contra Costa Times

Risk of falls increases between cataract surgeries
Dec. 4, 2013 - Baltimore Sun

NSU researcher receives US Patent for developing fall prevention model
Dec. 3, 2013 - MedicalXpress

Stand tall — don’t fall
Dec. 3, 2013 - Pueblo Chieftan

Older adults see better in the doctor’s office
Dec. 2, 2013 - Washington University in St. Louis

Prepare your home for visit from elderly loved ones
Dec. 2, 2013 - Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin

Life in Balance: Audiologists can help keep patients active and upright.
Dec. 1, 2013 - The ASHA Leader

Chronic Pain Increases Risk of Falls
Dec. 1, 2013 -

Researcher Develops Intervention to Help Older Adults Prepare for Emergencies
Nov. 30, 2013 - The Almagest

Preventing falls this winter with elderly adults
Nov. 29, 2013 - Craig Daily Press

Retail Merchants create ‘fall-free zones’ this holiday shopping season
Nov. 29, 2013 - Lima News

Computer games may help older adults walk easier
Nov. 28, 2013 - Baltimore Sun

Retailers and Golden Buckeyes work to create ‘fall-free zones’
Nov. 28, 2013 - Delphos Herald

Stores Create Fall Free Zones
Nov. 27, 2013 - Fayette Advocate

Agency offers tips to avoid winter falls
Nov. 27, 2013 - Chillicothe Gazette

Don’t Let Fear of Falling Freeze You in Your Tracks
Nov. 27, 2013 - The Almagest

Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls
Nov. 26, 2013 - HealthDay News

Caregivers are essential in fall prevention for seniors
Nov. 23, 2013 - Clermont Sun

Health District offers safety assessments to seniors
Nov. 22, 2013 - Lima News

Bingo Game Promotes Fall Prevention
Nov. 22, 2013 - KQCD-TV

How to Talk to Aging Parents About Senior Housing
Nov. 21, 2013 - Sacramento Bee

For many older adults, vision prescription differs between eyes
Nov. 21, 2013 - Science Codex

Hospital increasing patient safety through enhanced falls prevention program
Nov. 19, 2013 - HIROC

Disturbed sleep linked to falls in elderly
Nov. 18, 2013 -

Manage Vertigo, Improve Your Balance
Nov. 17, 2013 - Cleveland Clinic

Falls prevention is key
Nov. 17, 2013 -

Predicting a Fall’s Aftermath
Nov. 15, 2013 - New York Times, The New Old Age Blog

Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults
Nov. 15, 2013 -

As Weather Turns Icy Watch the Elderly for Falls
Nov. 12, 2013 - WABI-TV

CDC: About 1-in-3 people age 65 and older will fall this year
Nov. 11, 2013 -

"Fall Prevention" Learn how to avoid age related injuries
Nov. 10, 2013 - The Virginian-Pilot

Falls a Rising Trend in Trauma-Related Fatalities
Nov. 9, 2013 - General Surgery News

More Research on Falls Prevention, Other Screenings for Older Adults Recommended to Congress
Nov. 8, 2013 - PT in Motion

Making homes safe by reducing the risks of a falling
Nov. 8, 2013 - Bothell Reporter

Seniors Gain From Fall Prevention Program
Nov. 5, 2013 - MedPage Today

Avoiding the Hazards of Winter for Older Adults
Nov. 5, 2013 - Digital Journal

Overlooked Strength Training Exercises That Help Older Adults Can Prevent Falls
Oct. 31, 2013 -

Elderly exercisers have fewer broken bones after falls
Oct. 30, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

Don't let "trick-or-treat" become "TRIP-for-Treat"
Oct. 30, 2013 - Ada Herald

Halloween Safety Tips to Prevent Falls
Oct. 30, 2013 - Better Business Bureau

Senior Citizens at High Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries from Falls
Oct. 29, 2013 -

Tips to keep grown up 'kids at heart' safe at Halloween
Oct. 23, 2013 - Chillicothe Gazette

Don't let Trick-or-Treat become Trip-or-Treat
Oct. 23, 2013 -

Halloween safety tips offered to prevent falls
Oct. 23, 2013 - Stark County Press-News

Don’t let trick-or-treat become TRIP-for-treat
Oct. 22, 2013 - Coshocton County Beacon

Intervention helps older adults prepare for emergencies
Oct. 21, 2013 - MedicalXpress

Diabetes and Risky Falls in Older Adults
Oct. 21, 2013 -

New technology aims at preventing falls for older adults
Oct. 18, 2013 - KTSM-TV

LEGAL EASE: Older adults and risk of falling
Oct. 18, 2013 - The Mercury Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle Programs help seniors with solutions for day-to-day living
Oct. 17, 2013 - Huntington, WV, Herald-Dispatch

Traumatic injuries in elderly patients are often underestimated
Oct. 17, 2013 - MedicalXpress

Smoke Signals: Preventing falls important for elderly
Oct. 16, 2013 - Dublin Villager

Look around the home to reduce falling risks for senior citizens
Oct. 16, 2013 - Ravalli Republic

To Reduce Patient Falls, Hospitals Try Alarms, More Nurses
Oct. 16, 2013 - NPR

Initiative to prevent falls launched
Oct. 10, 2013 - Cleveland Jewish News

Stress may precede falls, and new technology may detect them
Oct. 9, 2013 - Long-term Living Magazine

Falls tied to post-op complications in older people
Oct. 9, 2013 - Reuters

When Falling Hits the Head
Oct. 8, 2013 -

Elderly in Care Residences At High Risk of Head Injuries
Oct. 7, 2013 - Counsel&Heal

Exercise program gives older people the power to prevent osteoporosis
Oct. 7, 2013 - MedicalXpress

Gait, Cognition Predict Falls in Early Parkinson's
Oct. 5, 2013 - MedPageToday

Stressful events linked to fall risk for older men
Oct. 2, 2013 - Baltimore Sun

"Steady U Ohio' initiative to prevent falls in elderly
Sept. 28, 2013 -

Falls don't have to be part of getting older, experts argue
Sept. 27, 2013 - MedicalXpress

Wellness Wednesday: Falls Prevention
Sept. 25, 2013 - All Sides with Ann Fisher

Stopping slips and falls with science
Sept. 25, 2013 - MarketWatch

Falls Are A Common But Preventable Danger In Nursing Homes
Sept. 24, 2013 - Digital Journal

From Athletes to the Elderly: The Science of Trips and Falls
Sept. 23, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Seniors should follow these six tips to keep from falling: The Frugal Patient
Sept. 23, 2013 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Simple, useful idea has great promise
Sept. 23, 2013 - Canton Repository

Our Opinion: Steady U Ohio is unpolitical, practical use of resources
Sept. 21, 2013 - Dover-New Philadelphia Times Reporter

AAA7 Supports Statewide Falls Prevention Initiative
Sept. 20, 2013 - Vinton County Courier

Falls Prevention Awareness Day Toolkit
Sept. 19, 2013 - Council for Older Adults of Delaware County

‘Steady U’ targets seniors
Sept. 17, 2013 -

WITH VIDEOS: New Ohio initiative aims to help seniors prevent falls, injuries
Sept. 17, 2013 - Twinsburg Bulletin

Fall prevention targeted locally
Sept. 17, 2012 - Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune

NFSI Announces Slip/Fall Prevention Coalition
Sept. 17, 2013 - Today's Facility Manager

State campaign aims to keep seniors from falling
Sept. 17, 2013 - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio unveils program to focus on reducing falls by seniors, boosting quality of life
Sept. 16, 2013 -

Ohio launches a web site to help keep seniors on their feet
Sept. 16, 2013 -

Ohio taking initiative to prevent fall related injuries
Sept. 16, 2013 - Wooster Daily Record

Program aims to keep elderly Ohioans from falling
Sept. 16, 2013 -

Preventing falls: Examining what makes people fall
Sept. 13, 2013 - Houston Chronicle

Seniors make at-home changes to avoid falling dangers
Sept. 13, 2013 -

Older Adults: 9 Nutrients You May Be Missing
Sept. 12, 2013 - WebMD

Community partners strive to reduce falls by older adults
Sept. 11, 2013 -

Wireless Network may Help Detect Falls by the Elderly
Sept. 9, 2013 - MedIndia

Think ahead to prevent falls
Sept. 8, 2013 - Las Vegas Review Journal

Take Control of Your Health: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall (Infographic)
Sept. 3, 2013 - National Council on Aging, Falls Free Initiative
Take Control of Your Health: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall - Click for full image


Research About Falls and Fall Prevention

Antihypertensive Medications and Serious Fall Injuries in a Nationally Representative Sample of Older Adults
JAMA Internal Medicine

Impaired standing balance: The clinical need for closing the loop

Anti-hypertensives are associated with falls in elderly people
British Medical Journal

Postoperative Prevention of Falls in Older Adults with Fragility Fractures
Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Do Sitters Prevent Falls?: A Review of the Literature
Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Preventing falls among older people with mental health problems: a systematic review
BMC Geriatrics

Multiple component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis
BMC Geriatrics

The fragile elderly hip: Mechanisms associated with age-related loss of strength and toughness

Strategies for Reducing Falls in Long-Term Care
Annals of Long-term Care

Study Aim: Invest $$ in Preventing Falls, Save on Ambulance, ER
Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Automated Fall Detection With Quality Improvement “Rewind” to Reduce Falls in Hospital Rooms
Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Using Commercial Video Games for Falls Prevention in Older Adults: The Way for the Future?
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Effectiveness of Foot and Ankle Exercise Programs on Reducing the Risk of Falling in Older Adults
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

Older People’s Perceptions of a Multifaceted Podiatric Medical Intervention to Prevent Falls
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

The Role of Podiatry in the Prevention of Falls in Older People

Drug cessation in complex older adults: time for action
Oxford Journals: Age and Ageing

Diabetes and Risk of Hospitalized Fall Injury Among Older Adults
American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Care Journal

Fall prevention in older persons
Continuing Medical Education

Detecting Mobility for Monitoring Patients with Parkinson’s Disease at Home using RSSI in a Wireless Sensor Network
Procedia Computer Science

Twelve month follow up of a falls prevention program in older adults from diverse populations in Australia: A qualitative study
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Prospective study on risk factors for falling in elderly persons with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities
Research in Developmental Disabilities,

Older people's participation and engagement in falls prevention interventions: Comparing rates and settings
European Geriatric Medicine

Distinguishing the causes of falls in humans using an array of wearable tri-axial accelerometers
Gait & Posture

Pupils worked together to help address the problem of falls in older people.
Generations Working Together

Fall prevention with supplemental and active forms of vitamin D: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
British Medical Journal

The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
British Medical Journal

Fall prevention in the elderly.
Italian Society of Osteoporosis, Mineral Metabolism and Skeletal Diseases

Prevention of falls to a lower level: Evaluation of an occupational health and safety intervention via subsidies for the replacement of scaffolding
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion

Cost–utility analysis of a shock-absorbing floor intervention to prevent injuries from falls in hospital wards for older people
Age and Ageing: The Journal of the British Geriatrics Society

Prevalence of and factors associated with head impact during falls in older adults in long-term care
CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association)

Association of stressful life events with incident falls and fractures in older men: the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study
Age and Ageing: The Journal of the British Geriatrics Society

Which factors are associated with fear of falling in community-dwelling older people?
Age and Ageing: The Journal of the British Geriatrics Society


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