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Deadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them.

As the population ages, the number of older Americans who die following a fall is rising. A study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA found that for people over 75, the rate of mortality from falls more than doubled from 2000 to 2016. Researchers analyzed information obtained from death certificates maintained by the federal… Read More »

Newborn hip checks 'have failed to prevent late diagnosis'

The current system of checking newborns for hip problems is failing, resulting in too many late diagnoses and corrective surgery, a study suggests. All newborns in England have their hips examined but only those at risk or with problems receive a scan. Surgeons from Southampton Children’s Hospital said the rate of late diagnoses had not… Read More »