January 22nd, 2010

Elderly at risk on ice

By Kelley Luckstein

Who is most at risk when our roads or sidewalks turn to ice?  According to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association more than one-third of community living adults older than 65 fall each year. 

 

Approximately ten percent of falls result in a major injury such as fractures, serious soft tissue injury or even a traumatic brain injury…

 

Emergency Medicine doctor Erik Hess of Mayo Clinic says it's important to educate those who are at risk

 

Fox 47, by Ali Lucia, 1/21/10

Tags: elderly falling, Emergency Medicine, risks of ice

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