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Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn’t Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

August 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study found no evidence to support the widely held belief that intensive treatment for high blood pressure increases patients’ risk of falls and broken bones.
Research shows that treating high blood pressure can prevent strokes and other cardiovascular problems, but many doctors fear that tight control of [...]

Bone Drugs Don’t Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds

August 11, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) — Drugs known as bisphosphonates, commonly prescribed to treat the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, don’t appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer as previously thought, new research finds.
“We found that postmenopausal women who took a bisphosphonate for three or four years did not have a decreased risk [...]

Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

June 22, 2014

SUNDAY, June 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Inflatable bounce houses may be fun for kids, but only if they’re used correctly, experts caution.
If certain safety precautions are not followed, injuries can occur. Most often, kids hurt their elbows or other parts of their upper body when they collide with other kids or fall out of [...]

Doctor Shares Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors

May 27, 2014

TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Numerous factors increase the risk of falls as people age, but there are ways to reduce that risk, a doctor says.
Blood pressure drugs can cause problems such as dizziness when going from sitting or lying down to standing, said Dr. Jason Rice, a primary care internist at Loyola [...]

Osteoporosis Drugs’ Long-Term Use Needs More Research: FDA

May 13, 2014

TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The long-term risks and benefits of taking bisphosphonates, a class of drugs widely used for osteoporosis, require more research, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Bisphosphonates have been used in the United States since 1995 to treat people with osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak [...]

Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study

May 8, 2014

People with asthma could be at higher risk of bone loss, new research suggests.

Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

May 1, 2014

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Americans with arthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries than those without the condition, a new study reveals.
Rates of falls and fall-related injuries over the study’s 12-month period were higher among middle-aged and older adults with arthritis in every state and the District of Columbia, [...]

Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

April 24, 2014

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Workplace tumbles off of ladders are a major cause of injury and death among American employees, a new study says.
“Falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury [deaths] nationwide, and 43 percent of fatal falls in the last decade have involved a ladder,” say a team led by [...]

Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors’ Fall Risk

April 24, 2014

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors’ risk of falls, a new review finds.
Researchers analyzed 20 studies that included nearly 30,000 people and tested how vitamin D supplements affected fall risk.
The results showed that the supplements did not reduce falls by 15 percent or more, which [...]

People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

April 23, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.
Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as [...]


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