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Don't Fall for Older Americans Month

Don't Fall for Older Americans Month

April 29, 2013

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is “Unleash the Power of Age.”

The focus on power is an opportunity to revisit one of the most frequent causes of injury and even death to older adults – falling.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults age 65 and older falls each year.  >>

Why are concussions worse in females?

Why are concussions worse in females?

April 12, 2013
Reprinted from Philly.Com | by R. Robert Franks, D.O., Rothman Institute, Team Physician - USA Wrestling, Consultant - Philadelphia Phillies

Women have been increasing in numbers in participation in all of sport. Women's soccer, basketball, lacrosse and many other contact sports are seeing increasing number of participants of all ages. When looking at data comparing male versus female concussion injury rates in sports where both sexes play the same sport, females clearly predominate.  >>

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