Posts Tagged 'falls'

World Health Organization Releases Stunning Data on Falls

World Health Organization releases fall dataWhen most people think about the kinds of incidents that can unintentionally end a life early, they think of dramatic events like car collisions, animal attacks, and freak accidents. And while crashes on the world’s roadways are responsible for the most accidental deaths every year, the second-leading cause may surprise you.

According to information released by the World Health Organization, 684,000 people are killed worldwide from falls every year, ...

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Falls: Broken Hips Aren’t the Only Concern

older Americans are at an increased risk of fall injuriesWe recently published a post that brought some pretty staggering numbers to light regarding falls in the United States and the kind of damage they bring; both physically as well as economically. 800,000 hospitalizations are attributed to falls every year. At least 300,000 of those hospitalizations are older Americans being hospitalized for hip fractures. Tens of billions of dollars are spent each year on medical costs associated ...

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