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  • Award Winning Book Stop The Slip Sheds Light on Fall Prevention

    Award Winning Book Stop The Slip Sheds Light on Fall Prevention

    Author Thom Disch was awarded silver seal from the Nonfiction Authors Association. CHICAGO, IL September 18, 2017 – Everyone has fallen or knows someone who has. We even probably know someone who has suffered an injury from a fall. That one time grandma fell in the bathroom breaking her hip or a friend who slipped on an icy patch and broke their wrist. These accidents happen frequently and cost our economy over $150 billion a year in medical costs and lost […]

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  • Think you’re too coordinated to have a fall injury?  So did these professional athletes.

    Think you’re too coordinated to have a fall injury? So did these professional athletes.

    Professional athletes work tirelessly to stay in top physical condition, fine tuning their bodies like well-oiled machines for years striving to rise above their competition. And if they’re fortunate enough, eventually go onto win championship titles. Unfortunately, though, too many times over the years fans and athletes alike have been left with the thought of “What if?” after an injury that left talented athletes sidelined. Just how did some of these promising careers get derailed in the blink of an […]

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  • How Medications, Alcohol, and Recreational Drugs Impact Your Balance

    How Medications, Alcohol, and Recreational Drugs Impact Your Balance

      Everyone reacts differently to medications, alcohol, and recreational drugs. Misuse or unexpected reactions to any of these is classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as poisoning.  Over 95 percent of all poisonings in the United States are caused by the body’s reaction to medications, alcohol, and recreational drugs. This classification of poisoning is the only accidental cause of death that has grown faster than falls, although there may be some ambiguity between the cause of […]

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  • Why Slips, Trips, and Falls Aren’t Taken Seriously

    Why Slips, Trips, and Falls Aren’t Taken Seriously

    Fall injuries are at crisis level in the United States. It’s one of the largest chronic health problems we face today. And the problem is getting worse. Yet falls and their prevention aren’t mainstream topics of conversation. While researching for my book, Stop the Slip, I talked with thousands of people, and when I brought up the subject, everyone had a personal experience with a slip, trip, and fall tragedy. So, if this is a serious problem that touches all […]

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  • Footwear Safety

    Footwear Safety

    No one will make the argument that stilettos are safer than flats. And no one will tell you they’re more comfortable. Yet high heels are chosen over flats every day because fashion requires it.  According to a survey of three thousand women cited in Glamour magazine, “The average woman will buy 469 pairs of shoes in her lifetime with an overall price tag of about $25,000.” Each of these women has about nineteen pairs of shoes, including three pairs of […]

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  • Slips, Trips, and Falls: The Inside Story

    Slips, Trips, and Falls: The Inside Story

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), STF injuries cost the US economy over $172 billion in 2013. That cost includes the medical and lifetime work-loss costs from fall injuries. Slips, trips, and falls are a big problem in the United States and around the world. To stop these injuries, we need to better understand the problem. Fortunately for us, thousands of studies have looked at the STF problem. Fortunately for you, you don’t have to sort […]

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