Fall: Not Just a Season
As we age, physical changes and health conditions increase both the probability of falling and the seriousness of resulting injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 and older experience a fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among this age group. In 2013 alone, 25,500 seniors died from unintentional fall injuries...
Rate of Injury-Related Deaths: KY Makes a Bad Showing
When you think about what makes Kentucky different from other states, you probably think about the landscape, the history, the weather, the basketball, maybe even the food. But what about the health of its citizens? How does the Bluegrass State compare in terms of injury-related deaths? According to one recent study, the news isn’t good. A non-profit, non-partisan organization named Trust for America's Health (TFAH) s...
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