“Every 11 seconds in the U.S., an older adult ends up in the emergency room due to a fall. ‘It’s the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly,’ says Catherine Colon-Emeric, M.D., chief of geriatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine. Here are 8 tips for avoiding fall.
Mr. Pedometer, I have a dear friend whose “social drinking” has gotten out of control. Any tips on friendly advice I might offer? April is Alcohol Awareness month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Here’s what they offer:“Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, NCADD encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. Emergency Contact for Help
People ignoring the law – using cell phone while driving. Controlled study shows drivers using cell phones had slower reaction times than drivers with .08 blood alcohol content.
There are ways we can build healthy communities where we live.
The first week in April happens to be National Public Health Week. Their first topic is “Healthy Communities,” and here’s what the American Public Health Association had to say:
“Happy National Public Health Week!
With wildfires raging at both ends of California and filling the air with smoke we need to be aware of the air quality where we live before we head outside to get our steps in for the day.