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Hip Fracture Repair Surgery Leads to Lifetime Health and Financial Benefits, According to New Study

The surgical repair of hip fractures not only increases quality of life and mobility, but also cuts lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 each patient, according to a new study.

Hip fracture is a common occurrence among especially older people. More than 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture each year, often […]

Exercise Programs for Older Adults Prevent Injuries from Falls

A well-designed exercise program not only prevents falls among older adults, but also prevents injuries associated with falls, according to a new review of studies published October 29, 2013 on bmj.com.

Researchers analyzed results of a collection of studies on fall-prevention exercise programs and found those programs are associated with a notably lower risk […]

Study Questions Value of Bone Density Testing Recommendation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends checking for osteoporosis beginning at age 65 for women and 70 for men. At that point, Medicare pays for the standard test for checking one’s bone density with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) every two years. People are covered for testing every other year regardless of whether their previous scan was […]

Physical Therapists Help People Prevent Falls

Falls Prevention Awareness Day, on September 22, 2013, reminds us about the bad and good news regarding falls: They can be devastating, but they are preventable.

Your physical therapist is trained to help you or anyone in your family prevent falls.

First, a little background about the danger of falling. According to the CDC, […]