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  • Preventing Falls in Older Patients

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 10, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    Falls are the most common cause of injury in adults 65 years or older. About one third of adults in that age group fall at least once per year, and 5% to 10% of those falls result in a broken bone, a laceration, or a head injury. Injuries sustained due to falls can cause a permanent...

  • Romance and Disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 12, 2012 | 12:11 am

    With chocolate hearts and annoying radio ads for pajama-grams (can’t think of a worse present) vying for our attention this week, it’s easy to forget about what love is really all about, and that all of us humans have a strong drive to find love, even when we might least expect...

  • Israel’s geriatrics study tour inspires professionals

    By Batsheva Pomerantz

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    At the Beit Shirley senior residential and day care facility in Dimona, the staff has installed motion sensors to help cut falling incidents by half. But it's the addition of a backup system that caught the attention of visitors participating in the first International Geriatric...