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  • How to Conquer Your Fear of Falling From Top Fall Prevention Experts

    How to Conquer Your Fear of Falling From Top Fall Prevention Experts

    It was Easter afternoon and Joy, 70, was enjoying herself spending time with family and her three young grandchildren. It was a day filled with food, fun and an Easter egg hunt, but as the day ended the families’ lives were changed forever. As Joy and her husband were leaving Joy missed the second step on her son’s porch. She fell and broke her right leg. After a month-long stay in the hospital and then a stay at a rehab […]

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  • Thom Disch on HouseSmarts Radio New York City

    Thom Disch on HouseSmarts Radio New York City

    July 7, 2018 – Listen to Thom Disch on 77 WABC New York City HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini discuss simple tips on how to reduce your risk of having a slip and fall accident. Learn more about what shocked the author and CEO the most while researching for his book Stop the Slip (28:35).   http://www.wabcradio.com/housesmarts/    

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  • Thom Disch on HouseSmarts Radio Los Angeles

    Thom Disch on HouseSmarts Radio Los Angeles

    June 23, 2018 – Listen to Thom on KABC-LA HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini discuss tips on how to avoid fall injuries, his book Stop the Slip and non-slip products to help keep you on your feet (31:00).    

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  • Are We Setting Our Children Up To Fall?

    Are We Setting Our Children Up To Fall?

    “Don’t make a big fuss if a child falls down, it will only make them more upset.” is a phrase that most parents and caregivers live by. Or that falling down is just apart of children learning to pick themselves back up. Having a calm reaction can help a child from getting upset after falling at the park. But, are we (inadvertently) desensitizing kids to the dangers of falling down and seriously injuring themselves? Children usually fall down while running […]

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  • Injuries and Deaths from Falls Continue to Worsen in America

    Injuries and Deaths from Falls Continue to Worsen in America

    The most recent statistics available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that both injuries and deaths from falls are at record high levels. Injuries from falls continue to be the number one cause of emergency room visits, and deaths from falls have moved to the 14th leading cause of death in the USA. Even with these startling statistics, most Americans don’t take the fall problem seriously. Whenever I talk with people about this chronic fall problem, I hear […]

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  • 89-year-old Woman Falls, Becomes Trapped Under Bed for 6 Days

    89-year-old Woman Falls, Becomes Trapped Under Bed for 6 Days

    Miami police rescued an 89-year-old woman who fell on the floor who then became trapped underneath her bed for 6 days. Violeta Pilgrim’s neighbors became concerned when they had not heard from or seen her in days. “A concerned individual hasn’t heard from his friend, someone who he treats as his mother in over five days,” Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said, “He’s concerned. He calls (the) police. We arrive.” The police were unable to access Pilgrim’s home through […]

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  • Fall Injuries Cause Record Number of Emergency Room Visits

    Fall Injuries Cause Record Number of Emergency Room Visits

    CHICAGO, IL February 16, 2018 – Emergency room (ER) visits caused by falls hit a record 9.4 million in 2015 (the most current data available) according to data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  This exceeds the previous record of 9.3 million set in 2011 (see attached chart).  This injury level reflects an increase of over 1.5 million ER visits since 2001 as reflected in the CDC’s WISQARS database.  Falls continue to be the number one cause […]

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  • How to Make Your Home Safe and Comfortable to Visit for Holiday Guests

    How to Make Your Home Safe and Comfortable to Visit for Holiday Guests

    As we dive headfirst into this year’s holiday season, it is important to keep your houseguests’ comfort in mind. There are several ways in which you might accommodate your visitors. You might clean the house before Thanksgiving or Christmas or set up an elaborate holiday display on your front lawn. You are going to want to make sure that you have enough food for everyone at the table so you’ll cook double the amount that you think will be eaten. […]

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  • Fall Prevention: It’s Not Just For Seniors, Children Need It Too

    Fall Prevention: It’s Not Just For Seniors, Children Need It Too

    Falls and fall injuries are a chronic problem in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls have been the No. 1 cause of emergency room visits since 2001, and falls are the No. 1 cause of injury and death among older Americans. While most of the conversation about falls focuses on seniors and the problems fall injuries present for them, that narrative misleads us. The reality is that 75% of all fall-related emergency room visits happen […]

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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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