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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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