In conjunction with National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data showing that falls are the leading cause of injury and death among older Americans who are 65 and older.
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People 65 and older are dying as a result of falls at an increasing rate across the country. Nationally, the rate of death after a fall increased more than 35 percent between 2005 and 2014. Falls are now the leading cause of death in people 65 and older.
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Asbestos is a durable mineral that was widely used in construction until about the mid-1970s. The substance is heat and fire resistant and is versatile enough that it can be woven into fabrics. It is also resistant to various types of chemicals. For years,… Read More
Ohio state and local officials are investigating a complaint from a woman alleging that her mother was beaten while in the care of a nursing home in Chillicothe, Ohio.
The woman has claimed that a former employee of Westmoreland Place beat her 85-year-old… Read More
The use of power morcellators has significantly decreased following a 2014 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning that the devices can cause the spread of cancerous cells throughout the abdomen.
Power morcellators have been in use since the 1990s… Read More
State lawmakers are calling for an investigation and audit into the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King in Waupaca County after a report from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services detailed poor and unsanitary living conditions for residents.
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The former Medicaid coordinator of a North Miami, Florida, nursing home is under arrest, facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing more than $13,000 from three of the facility's patients, according to an affidavit by the Florida Office of the Attorney… Read More
Sepsis is a deadly infection that kills 28 to 50 percent of people who contract it. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), healthcare workers play a critical role in preventing and treating these infections.
Sepsis occurs when chemicals released… Read More
A new Wisconsin law will make it illegal for drivers to use cellphones in construction areas on the road.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) claims that the new law will make work zones safer for both drivers and workers.
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In 2014, ten percent of all traffic fatalities were attributed to distracted driving. Today, distracted driving is challenging drunk driving as the cause of the most traffic fatalities in the United States – and drunk driving causes about one-third of… Read More