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Rate of escalator injuries to older adults has doubled
Date:3/13/2008

ot have been on the moving stairs. And of course the injured individual should not have attempted to beat them down the stairs.

People may wonder why a pediatrician is studying older adults, but its not really a stretch. Older adults have many of the same mobility and balance issues as young children, said Dr. ONeil, a developmental pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children. He is an expert on injury prevention who says that injury should be considered as much a medical illness as heart disease, stroke or diabetes. We have to stop thinking of unexpected injuries as accidents, which implies that they are unpreventable. Escalator injuries, like auto crashes and many other so-called accidents, can be prevented, he said.


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Indiana University
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