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USPSTF recommends exercise to prevent falls-6363

USPSTF recommends exercise to prevent falls

It's official: In its update of a 2012 recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise, such as supervised individual and group classes and physical therapy, to prevent falls among adults 65 and older at increased risk of falling.

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Older adults overdosing on opioids-6305

Older adults overdosing on opioids

The latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the US opioid epidemic continues to worsen.

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Balance training reduces risk of falls among women-5485

Balance training reduces risk of falls among women

At 20 locations in cities throughout France, 706 women ages 75-85 years were randomly assigned to a group exercise program or a control group that maintained their regular activities. The women who exercised engaged in a progressive balance training program along with home exercise

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Chronic pain may indicate risk of falls-5473

Chronic pain may indicate risk of falls

Levels of chronic musculoskeletal pain were assessed for 295 people, average age 77 years. The falls they experienced were counted over 12 months.

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Effective fall reduction program saves money-5405

Effective fall reduction program saves money

The LIFT Wellness Program (Living Independently and Falls-free Together) was designed to counteract both the rate of falls among older adults and healthcare costs. The program includes an in-home assessment, referral to a physician, and recommendations to engage in exercise and make appropriate home safety modifications. Participants engage in quarterly telephone calls with counselors and receive a newsletter.

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Flooring that absorbs impact reduces fall-related injuries-5302

Flooring that absorbs impact reduces fall-related injuries

In a nursing home in Sweden, impact-absorbing flooring was installed in six apartments (except for bathrooms), the dining room and portions of the corridor.

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