Accidents and injuries

Accidents and injuries

What are ways to prevent falls and related fractures?

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MA

Looks at ways seniors can prevent falls and minimize broken bones.

Preventing fractures by preventing falls in older women

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Author: 
John Campbell
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Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the relationship between an exercise program and the reduction of falls related injuries in women diagnosed with osteoporosis. Also discusses the direct and indirect benefits of exercise programs for older women.

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Outcome of injury among female recreational ice hockey players

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English
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Research Update
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Summarizes research into the incidence and nature (anatomy, diagnosis, and mechanism) of injuries suffered by female recreational ice hockey players. Based on a study of two hockey leagues in Edmonton.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Hot water burns like fire: prevention progress

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English
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Author: 
Safe Kids Canada
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Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Warns of the damage done, by extremely hot water, to human skin. Stresses the vulnerability of children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Suggests practical ways in which tap water scalds can be prevented, including installing safety devices. Discusses proposed changes to the National Building and Plumbing Codes.

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