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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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  • Hillary Clinton Slips and Falls in Bathtub, Fractures Wrist While Traveling India

    Hillary Clinton Slips and Falls in Bathtub, Fractures Wrist While Traveling India

    Earlier this week during Hillary Clinton’s visit to Jodphur, India she slipped and fell in a bathtub,  fracturing her wrist. Clinton was staying at the five-star resort Umaid Bhawan Palace when the accident occurred. According to reports the 70-year-old former secretary of the state was taken to a nearby hospital and underwent a CT scan and x-ray confirming the hairline fracture. Clinton has since been discharged and is continuing to travel, but did have to cancel her plans to visit the […]

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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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  • 2017 Was the Year Of Fall Accidents

    2017 Was the Year Of Fall Accidents

      2017 had its ups and downs, literally, for quite a few celebrities who had trouble staying on their feet. From country singer Carrie Underwood who suffered injuries to her face and wrist, to professional golfer Dustin Johnson who had to withdraw from the Masters due to a fall injury, there is no doubt about it that celebrity fall accidents were front and center in 2017. Falling on Stairs at Home Carrie Underwood Serious Outdoor Fall 34 year old Country […]

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  • Carrie Underwood Falls Outside of Home, Releases New Details of Injuries

    Carrie Underwood Falls Outside of Home, Releases New Details of Injuries

    January 2, 2018 – Country singer Carrie Underwood fell outside of her Tennessee home in November of 2017 resulting in a broken wrist, but in a recent post on her offical fan website Underwood explained that she suffered a facial injury, too. “There is also another part of the story that I haven’t been ready to talk about, since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up,” she wrote […]

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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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  • 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 […]

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