For Some Parkinson’s Patients, Boxing Can Be Therapy

No-contact boxing is a great full-body workout for anyone, but some experts say people with neurological disorders just might benefit most.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boxing, #brain, #exercise, #falls, #loneliness, #parkinsons-disease, #physical-therapy, #rock-steady-boxing

Woman Dies After Trying to Scale Border Fence Into Arizona

The woman, who was using a climbing harness, became “ensnared” on the border fence just west of Douglas, Ariz. Officials said she was trapped upside down for a “significant amount of time.”

#border-barriers, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deaths-fatalities, #falls, #women-and-girls

Young Boy Dies in Afghanistan After Being Trapped in a Well

The boy, Haidar Jan, who was thought to be 5, fell into a roughly 85-foot-deep well on Tuesday in a village near Qalat, the capital of Zabul Province.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #falls, #haqqani-anas, #haqqani-sirajuddin, #kabul-afghanistan, #rescues, #wells, #yaqoub-muhammad

Bob Saget’s Autopsy Report Describes Severe Skull Fractures

Such an extensive head injury would likely have left the actor confused, if not unconscious, experts said.

#autopsies, #brain, #falls, #head-body-part, #saget-bob, #skull-body-part, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

‘Don’t Write It Off’: Advice From Brain Injury Experts After Bob Saget’s Death

People who find themselves alone after a significant knock to the head are at higher risk of harm.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #deaths-fatalities, #falls, #head-body-part, #saget-bob, #skull-body-part, #traumatic-brain-injury

5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Trapped in Well in Morocco for Days

A rescue operation attempting to save him captivated people in Morocco and beyond.

#chefchaouen-morocco, #falls, #rescues, #wells

Connecticut High School Hockey Player Dies After Fall on the Rink

Teddy Balkind, a sophomore at St. Luke’s School, died after he fell and his neck was cut by another player’s skate, police and school officials said.

#brunswick-school-greenwich-conn, #connecticut, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #falls, #hockey-ice, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #st-lukes-school, #teddy-balkind

Victim of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Dies in Ireland

Aoife Beary, who was left with life-changing injuries after the 2015 accident, died on New Year’s Day, her family said.

#accidents-and-safety, #balconies-and-terraces, #berkeley-calif, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #dublin-ireland, #falls, #ireland, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Brandon Lee and Other Deaths on Set

Accidents on sets have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries over the years, some bringing about lawsuits or changes in safety guidelines.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #cover-up-movie, #deadpool-2-movie, #falls, #midnight-rider-movie, #movies, #rust-movie, #stunts-and-stuntmen, #television, #the-crow-movie, #the-walking-dead-tv-program, #twilight-zone-the-movie-movie, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

87 Rescued From ‘Near-Whiteout’ Conditions During Utah Ultramarathon

The runners were participating in a 50-mile race when they were caught in 12 to 18 inches of snow in the Wasatch Mountain range north of Salt Lake City.

#falls, #marathon-running, #rescues, #running, #snow-and-snowstorms, #ultramarathon-running, #utah

How My Desire to Run Again Pushed Me to Walk

After recovering from a traumatic brain injury, a writer seeks to reclaim the mental transcendence that comes from running.

#brain, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #exercise, #falls, #muscles, #physical-therapy, #running, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

One Broken Bone? You May Be at Risk for Another

Any fracture in an older woman or man, whether from a car accident or sidewalk slip, may be a sign you should have your bone health checked.

#age-chronological, #bone-fractures, #bones, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #falls, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #men-and-boys, #menopause, #osteoporosis, #preventive-medicine, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #women-and-girls

The ‘Murdaugh Murders’ in South Carolina: What to Know

The unsolved killings of a lawyer’s wife and son have brought new scrutiny to three other deaths in recent years.

#charleston-sc, #colleton-county-sc, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #embezzlement, #falls, #frauds-and-swindling, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hit-and-run-drivers, #insurance, #islandton-sc, #legal-profession, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murdaugh-alex-1968, #murdaugh-paul-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #smith-curtis-edward-1960, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Inspired by a new book, “Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old,” I’m taking stock of my life and deciding what I need to reconsider.

#age-chronological, #brody-jane-e, #dogs, #elderly, #falls

N.H.L. Goalie Dies After Being Hit by Fireworks

Matiss Kivlenieks, who played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, died in an accident in Novi, Mich., on Sunday, the police said.

#columbus-blue-jackets, #falls, #fireworks, #hockey-ice, #international-ice-hockey-federation, #latvia, #michigan, #national-hockey-league, #novi-mich

China Accuses 32 in Ultramarathon Disaster, but Main Suspect Is Dead

Organizers of the May race, which claimed 21 lives, face criminal charges and disciplinary action. The man said to bear primary responsibility died in a fall from a high-rise this week.

#beijing-china, #deaths-fatalities, #falls, #gansu-province-china, #politics-and-government, #ultramarathon-running

Looking to Tackle Prescription Overload

Older adults often take more medications than they need, or than is safe. Increasingly, geriatric experts and their patients are exploring the benefits of “deprescribing.”

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #falls, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Biden ‘Doing 100 Percent Fine’ After Tripping While Boarding Air Force One

The president was on his way to Atlanta when he stumbled about midway up the stairs to board the plane.

#air-force-one-jet, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #falls

How to Walk Safely in the Snow, Ice and Slush

Walk like a penguin: Turn your feet slightly outward and take short, flat-footed steps.

#content-type-service, #falls, #ice, #shoes-and-boots, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

Circus Acrobats Reach $52.5 Million Settlement in 2014 Fall

“There are safety standards and safety features that were supposed to be in place for every event,” a lawyer for the acrobats said.

#accidents-and-safety, #acrobats-and-acrobatics, #circuses, #falls, #feld-entertainment, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #providence-ri, #ringling-bros-and-barnumbailey-circus, #sports-injuries, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Improving Your Balance to Prevent Falls

Balance is something the body learns to do automatically by engaging the postural muscles.

#ankles-body-part, #bones, #falls, #legs, #muscles

After a Broken Bone, the Risk of a Second Fracture

Far too few patients are referred for treatment that could stave off another costly, debilitating and sometimes deadly fracture.

#bisphosphonates-drugs, #bone-fractures, #bones, #elderly, #falls, #hips, #preventive-medicine

How to Make and Keep a Routine

Your days don’t need to look the same every single day, but recognizing and honoring a schedule brings plenty of mental and physical benefits.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #dokun-chanel, #falls, #families-and-family-life, #gomih-dilan, #lifeplan-nyc, #nutrition-happens, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #routines

Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures

The problem, a brief but precipitous drop in blood pressure that causes lightheadedness or dizziness when standing up, is called orthostatic hypotension.

#blood-pressure, #dehydration, #elderly, #falls, #heart

Chief Justice Roberts Was Hospitalized Last Month With a Head Injury

A court spokeswoman said the chief justice had fallen while walking for exercise and blamed dehydration.

#falls, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us

Man Falls Through the Floor and Into a Well Beneath a Connecticut House

Chris Town, 67, was helping a friend move into a house in Guilford when the floor gave way beneath him. Firefighters rescued him from a 19th-century fieldstone well.

#connecticut, #falls, #guilford-conn, #rescues, #town-chris, #wells

Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Every 19 minutes in this country, an older person dies from a fall.

#age-chronological, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #falls

Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age

Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence.

#diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #exercise, #falls, #muscles, #nursing-homes, #physical-therapy

Using Tai Chi to Build Strength

Tai chi moves can be easily learned and executed by people of all ages and states of health, even elderly people in wheelchairs.

#elderly, #exercise, #falls, #muscles, #tai-chi

How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home

Don’t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify your home.

#accidents-and-safety, #elderly, #falls, #nursing-homes, #orderliness-and-clutter, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living