Gerontology & Geriatrics

Physical therapy linked to drop in falls for patients with dizziness

For patients presenting with dizziness, receipt of physical therapy (PT) within three months is associated with a reduced risk for subsequent falls, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...


Heatstroke in kids: What to watch for and know

Running, jumping, lounging in the sun, waiting in a car: The ways to heat up when the weather is hot are endless. When days are cold, we look forward to summer, but feeling the heat can be too much for your health, especially ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Is it Parkinson's? These 10 signs could tell

Parkinson's disease can be hard for the average person to identify, but 10 warning signs may offer an early clue that you or a loved one may be developing the disease.


Patients with migraine have balance impairment

Patients with migraine have balance impairment, which is associated with fear of falls, dizziness disability, and kinesiophobia, according to a study published online May 20 in Headache.


Use of HINTS exam in emergency department is of limited value

The diagnostic value of the Head-Impulse, Nystagmus, Test of Skew (HINTS) exam in the emergency department setting is limited. This is the result of a study titled Diagnostic Accuracy of the HINTS Exam in an Emergency Department: ...

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Dizziness refers to an impairment in spatial perception and stability. The term is somewhat imprecise. It can be used to mean vertigo, presyncope, disequilibrium, or a non-specific feeling such as giddiness or foolishness.

One can induce dizziness by engaging in disorientating activities such as spinning.

A stroke is the cause of isolated dizziness in 0.7% of people who present to the emergency room.

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