Monday, February 16, 2009
Physical therapist Ruth Beachey works with Ray several times a week, teaching him to stand on his own and catch himself when he falls. She says while stroke victims may be at an increased risk for a tumble here and there..seniors in general, have a host of risk factors.
"It`s been shown that people who take more than four prescription medications are 20 to 30 percent more at risk for falling and if you think about it, many elderly patients are on at least four prescription medications, if not more," Beachey says. She says a hazardous home environment will increase the odds of older adults falling. She suggests installing hand rails, getting rid of throw rugs, and putting night lights in the home. And, she stresses, no one is too young for a walker. They not only give you the freedom of mobility, but also can prevent a fall. Click for more by Anne Kelly KFYR-TV - Bismarck,ND,USA 2/12/2009
Posted by Watchman at 9:55 AM
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Oscar Mayer "hotdoggers" LARISA BEACHY, Class of 2008, and Adam Annen, a University of Texas graduate, sit in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. LARISA BEACHY, Class of 2008, and Adam Annen, a graduate of the University of Texas, traveled to Happy Valley to recruit potential new hotdoggers at a meeting held Thursday night in the Thomas Building. In both 2007 and 2008, two Penn State students were chosen from a pool of about 1,400 applicants to fill only a few spots "I've seen 23 states so far and I'll have seen 28 by the end of the month. I can't even believe I've seen that much of America," Beachy said. Click to read the cpmplete article by Caitlin Burnham Collegian Staff Writer. The Daily Collegian Online - University Park,PA,USA
Posted by Watchman at 9:21 AM