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Balance Problems Raise the Risk of Falls

— September is Falls Prevention Month. Falling is a big senior health issue! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of older adults will fall this year, and many will suffer brain damage, a hip fracture or other broken bone—injuries that can be fatal, or so serious that a senior never... Read More

What Does a Podiatrist Say About Flip-Flops?

— A casual summer staple, flip-flops are popular with men, women and kids – especially for outside activities. But before slipping on these warm weather favorites, be sure you know the appropriate way to wear this type of shoe, advises Dr. Edward Szabo, a podiatrist at Georgia Regents University. Dr. Szabo recommends the following guidelines to... Read More

Falls Raise a Senior’s Risk of a Car Accident

— September 22, 2017 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a great time to learn about the surprising relationship between two leading causes of injuries in older adults. Falls and car accidents are two common causes of serious injuries in older adults, and can lead to disability, loss of independence and even death. Experts note that certain... Read More

During Men’s Health Month, Talk to Dad About Fall Prevention

— Every June since 1994, we’ve celebrated Men’s Health Month. The sponsor of this event, the Men’s Health Network, says that this recognition is a time to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.” Families are encouraged to make wellness a part of their... Read More

Falls: Balancing Act for Houston Seniors

— Nearly one in three aging adults fall each years.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults. Many of these injuries are fatal. It’s no wonder so many aging Americans fear falling in their own homes! While not all falls are caused by... Read More