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Rick on August 6th, 2009

Why do we fall?
One of the greatest fears among senior citizens is the fear of falling.This fear is not an irrational fear. Falling is a primary catalyst for hospital admissions among seniors. Many of the seniors admitted to a hospital after a fall, never go home. In fact, falls are responsible for over 40 % [...]

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Rick on August 6th, 2009

The Impact of Falling
Each year, more than one out of every three seniors in America seek some sort of medical help because of a fall. Even more seniors fall each year and are not injured. Taking these statistics into account, it is likely that you, or someone you know, will fall some time in the near future.
Falling can be caused by [...]

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Rick on August 6th, 2009

Signs and Symptoms:
The first sign of osteoporosis is usually a fracture that may occur without a fall or trauma to the fracture site. Wrist fractures are very common in the presence of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis may also cause generalized aches, pains and discomfort when sitting or standing, loss of height, often associated with curvature of the spine or Dowager’s Hump, and unexplained tooth loss and [...]

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