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We all want to protect our older family members and help them stay safe, secure, and independent. Knowing how to reduce the risk of falling, a leading cause of injury, is a step toward this goal.
Each year, one in every three adults ages 65 or older falls …
Roger S. Nasci, Robert A. Wirtz, William G. Brogdon
Vaccines or chemoprophylactic drugs are available to protect against some vectorborne diseases such as yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria; however, travel health practitioners should advise travelers to use repellents and other general protective measures against biting arthropods. The effectiveness of …
David A. Sleet, David J. Ederer, Michael F. Ballesteros
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), injuries are among the leading causes of death and disability in the world, and they are the leading cause of preventable death in travelers. Among travelers, data show that injuries are one of the …
Here are a couple of recent articles dealing with the type of a fat in the diet and mortality and obesity and mortality.
Being Modestly Overweight Linked to Increased All-Cause Mortality Risk
By Amy Orciari Herman
Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
Being even …
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