Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Seniors at increased risk for injuries

"As Americans live longer, it seems we are also living better, meaning, we are healthier and more likely to stay active. But it turns out there is a hidden danger in that. There is information in a new government report that could save your life."

That means alerting seniors about the most common danger zones for accidents including their bathrooms, ladders and step stools and in their kitchens.

The numbers are startling. Injuries requiring emergency room visits by seniors are up 73 percent in a decade, to 1.4 million. There were nearly 16,000 deaths from accidents at home in 2003.

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