Navigation Links
Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Result From Senior Falls
Date:6/23/2008

Nearly 8,000 Deaths and 56,000 Hospitalizations in 2005

ATLANTA, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traumatic brain injuries due to falls caused nearly 8,000 deaths and 56,000 hospitalizations in 2005 among Americans 65 and older, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in the June issue of the Journal of Safety Research.

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are caused by a bump or blow to the head; however, they maybe missed or misdiagnosed among older adults. TBI often results in long-term cognitive, emotional, and/or functional impairments. In 2005, TBIs accounted for 50 percent of unintentional fall deaths and 8 percent of nonfatal fall-related hospitalizations among older adults.

Falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging, but they do occur more often among older adults because risk factors for falls are usually associated with health and aging conditions. Some of these conditions include mobility problems due to muscle weakness or poor balance, loss of sensation in feet, chronic health conditions, vision changes or loss, medication side effects or drug interactions, and home and environmental hazards such as clutter or poor lighting.

"Most people think older adults may only break their hip when they fall, but our research shows that traumatic brain injuries can also be a serious consequence," said Dr. Ileana Arias, director of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. "These injuries can cause long-term problems and affect how someone thinks or functions. They can also impact a person's emotional well-being."

Each year, one in three older Americans (65 and older) falls, and 30 percent of falls cause injuries requiring medical treatment. In 2005, nearly 16,000 older adults died from falls, 1.8 million older adults were treated in emergency departments, and 433,000 of these patients were hospitalized. Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and nonfat
'/>"/>

SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds post-traumatic stress symptoms in adolescent children of cancer patients
2. Easter Seals Launches Program for Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injuries
3. Value of Most Post-Traumatic Stress Treatments Uncertain
4. Imaging shows structural changes in mild traumatic brain injury
5. California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Offers Tips on How to Cope With a Traumatic Event
6. TriWest Contributes $50,000 to Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury
7. Study links asthma and post-traumatic stress disorder
8. JRRD releases single-topic issue on traumatic brain injury and polytrauma
9. Georgians with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Lost in an Inadequate System
10. EEG Institute to Provide Free Post-Traumatic Stress Treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
11. Predicting post-traumatic stress disorders in deployed veterans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Joan ... and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual ... ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares ... would have gone undetected if she had not followed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) ... for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, ... Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 Life ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative and ... to treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , ... to use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative IsoTube ... muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader in ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Payday lending practices ... communities and cause financial distress to the states that ... at Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth. , ... economic activity, payday loans at the same time substantially ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 As interest in the value of ... momentum worldwide, Rev. Eric J. Hall , president and ... (HCCN), will be the keynote speaker on January 27 at ... health system. , The conference, “Hope and Resilience: Innovative and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3
... population, yet more than half of the world,s maternal, newborn ... New data reveal that the pace of mortality reduction is ... Goals (MDGs) should be met, urgent action in countries is ... Two new articles in this week,s PLoS Medicine ...
... ... leading interventional pain management clinic in Arizona, has teamed up with former,world-champion ... in a headline match Sunday, June 20th but came away without a ... has multiple injuries, including a broken hand and foot. A rematch is,now ...
... appendages such as hair, nails, sweat glands and mammary ... the United States, according to a report in the ... of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Cutaneous appendageal carcinomas are ... diverse differentiation that frequently present a diagnostic challenge," the ...
... health record systems likely will soon become a fixture ... health care costs and improve medical outcomes, which could ... increases access for millions of Americans. Although benefits ... substantial, EHR systems also give rise to increased liability ...
... disease raises risk of heat illess, they don,t heed ... News) -- Although diabetes raises the chances of developing ... how to reduce their risk, a new Mayo Clinic ... impaired ability to sweat, which predisposes them to heat-related ...
... effects noted in pediatric study , MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay ... for children who later receive cochlear implants, a new study ... (average age 3.2 years) who received ear tubes before cochlear ... tubes were removed before cochlear implantation surgery. In all the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Country action is needed for maternal and child health in Africa 2Health News:Arizona Pain Specialists Help Jamie Varner Fight Back 2Health News:Cancers of sweat glands, other skin-related structures may be increasing in United States 2Health News:Electronic health records could give rise to more liability risk 2Health News:Electronic health records could give rise to more liability risk 3Health News:Many Diabetics Unaware of Hot Weather Hazards 2Health News:Ear Tubes Appear to Be Safe Before Cochlear Implantation 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... FORT MYERS, Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  Today ... approval of Novartis, Bexsero® for the prevention of ... to 25. Bexsero and Pfizer,s vaccine Trumenba®, which received ... in helping prevent this devastating disease. ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 A lot of discussion ... methods for treating  certain illnesses, injuries, or conditions. As medical ... previous treatment methods with ones that they consider to be ... there is not one textbook method of treatment that stands ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) released ... care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of increased ... a nationwide coalition working to educate policy makers and the public ... Capitol was focused on how the Iowa ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The National Meningitis Association (NMA) Applauds FDA Approval of Second Vaccine To Protect Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease 2No One-Size-Fits-All Remedy for Hernia Correction 2New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 2New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 3
... Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The iMPak ... their pain levels before and after their prescribed medication ... The Health Journal for Pain provides a consumer engaged ... the impact of both long-acting and short medications not ...
... NWCI) a cardiovascular diagnostic solutions developer, announced changes to its ... January 1, 2012, Jess Jones, M.D. has been named Chief ... Dr. Jones has been a member of the Company,s Board ... Dr. Jones worked with Vision Capital Advisors, LLC in New ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HealthSaaS Inc. with iMPak Health and Meridian Health Announce Integrated Pain Management and Medication Adherence Solution 2HealthSaaS Inc. with iMPak Health and Meridian Health Announce Integrated Pain Management and Medication Adherence Solution 3NewCardio Announces Changes in Board of Directors and Executive Management 2NewCardio Announces Changes in Board of Directors and Executive Management 3NewCardio Announces Changes in Board of Directors and Executive Management 4
400 Series Monopolar Foot Activated Forceps...
Dissecting Forceps, straight, with RF-cable, 7" (18 cm). For use with all electrosurgical generators with standard three-prong sockets....
Extended blade - 25/box....
... implements the confocal principle, the design of ... It allows multi fluorescence images to be ... flexibility for individual applications. Entirely new acquisition ... efficient structural and functional analysis of your ...
Medicine Products: