Binghamton, NY — At-risk older adults are less likely to be hospitalized for fall-related injuries if they have a “fall plan of care,” according to recent research published by the Gerontological Society of America.
Philadelphia — Approximately 50 percent of parents and caregivers say they use cellphones while driving with young children in the car, according to the results of recent survey conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Ann Arbor, MI — Young people who take opioid painkillers after having their wisdom teeth removed may be more susceptible to developing a long-term pattern of opioid use, a recent University of Michigan study shows.
Columbus, OH – Although safety standards for infant walkers have helped decrease injuries among young children who use them, the products are still “an important and preventable source of injury” and should be banned, according to researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Emmitsburg, MD — An estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires were reported annually between 2014 and 2016, resulting in about 15 fatalities and 100 injuries each year, according to data published in a recent edition of the “Topical Fire Report Series” from the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA.