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Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise reduces older men’s risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.
“The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women,” said study author Dr. Thomas Gill, a professor of geriatrics at Yale University, in […]


Exercise May Prevent Injurious Falls in Men

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise reduces older men’s risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.
“The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women,” said study author Dr. Thomas Gill, a professor of geriatrics at Yale University, in […]


As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out Safely

January 22, 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — With much of the eastern United States bracing for a major winter storm this weekend, one expert is offering advice on how to lower your risk of slipping or falling on ice or snow once you head outside.
Wear boots or shoes that provide good traction; those made of […]


Nerve Damage From Chemo May Affect Cancer Survivors for Years

January 15, 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many women who survive cancer have symptoms of chemotherapy-related nerve damage in their feet and hands years after treatment, a new study reveals.
Moreover, this nerve damage — called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy — is associated with an increased risk of falls, the study found.
“We can’t dismiss neuropathy as […]


Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson’s Patients

January 12, 2016

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A widely used dementia drug shows potential in reducing the risk of falls among Parkinson’s patients, new research suggests.
“With the degeneration of dopamine-producing nerve cells, people with Parkinson’s often have issues with unsteadiness when walking. As part of the condition, they also have lower levels of acetylcholine, a […]


Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson’s Patients

January 12, 2016

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A widely used dementia drug shows potential in reducing the risk of falls among Parkinson’s patients, new research suggests.
“With the degeneration of dopamine-producing nerve cells, people with Parkinson’s often have issues with unsteadiness when walking. As part of the condition, they also have lower levels of acetylcholine, a […]


Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone Density

December 29, 2015

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some authors of a published study that claimed the heart medicine nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted, saying the lead researcher falsified data in the report.
The research was first published in February 2011 in the Journal of the American […]


Watch Out for Distracted Walkers

December 28, 2015

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s the old joke that some people can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. But for many, walking while texting or talking is a dangerous practice.
Distracted walking puts an increasing number of Americans at risk for injury, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
“Today, the […]


Hanging Holiday Lights Holds Hidden Danger, Surgeon Warns

December 11, 2015

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Putting up holiday lights can lead to serious foot injuries from slips and falls, an expert warns.
For example, a fall from a ladder can cause a broken heel, said Dr. Pedro Cosculluela, an orthopedic surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital who specializes in foot and ankle problems.
“A heel bone […]


Serious Illness Affects Bone Health

December 11, 2015

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A critical illness can lead to bone loss, a new study finds.
The research included 66 seniors who spent at least 24 hours on a breathing machine in an intensive care unit (ICU). One year after their ICU stay, the patients had 1.6 percent less bone density in their […]



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