Falls Prevention

Recurrent falls linked to foot pain, posture

Researchers found increased recurrent falls can be attributed to foot pain and flat feet. 

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Pixie Scientific launches UTI sensor pads

The infection-detecting pads monitor for urinary tract infections and send an alert to care teams.

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Flooring company wants patients to step in line

Ecore flooring is expanding its research project to see if flooring can reduce falls risk in healthcare environments.

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Hearing loss rates to double, researchers find

New research projects overall adult hearing loss to increase in the next four decades but will be highest among seniors, drawing attention to growing need for hearing loss coverage and more affordable treatments.  

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Re-evaluating vision and gait

Poor vision is a well known contributor to falls risk, but Irish researchers say the reason why isn’t what we thought.

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Falls-related ER visits rise in Calif.

Surging numbers of seniors—and their lengthening life spans—are keeping emergency rooms busy with visits attributed to falling.

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Reducing hospital readmissions

A New Jersey provider uses monitoring technology to reduce residents' risk of falling.

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