Gerontology & Geriatrics

How older people can prevent falls

Falls are common. Each year one in every three people aged over 65 will fall. Around one in ten falls lead to serious injury. Most of us have a friend or relative who has experienced an injury from a fall and know what a ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Consumer health: Osteoporosis and exercise

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Power training, strength training compared for older adults

For older adults, power training (PT) is associated with a modest improvement in physical function compared with traditional strength training, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online May 11 in ...

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