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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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