Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Houghton, MI 49931 US




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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
September 06, 2016
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Dr. Reminga talks about the National observance of Falls Prevention and what it may mean to you. This is an important subject Dr. Reminga talks about in today's program. Falls in older people are a major public health problem, with one in three people, age 65 and older, falling each year. Falls, most frequently, result in minor injuries such as superficial cuts and abrasions, bruises, and sprains. However, up to 15% of falls result in more serious injury such as head trauma, fractures, dislocations, and lacerations... making falls the leading cause of hospitalization in older people. As you get older, physical changes, health conditions and, sometimes, the medications used to treat those conditions, make falls more likely. In fact, Dr. Reminga points out that falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Furthermore, in the US, falls are responsible for two-thirds of deaths from unintentional injury, making falls a larger contributor to mortality in older people… more than motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Reminga answers such questions as...

Why are we more likely to falling as we age?
What is a Foot Problem Score?
What are the foot conditions associated with falls?
What type of help in available to seniors?

These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Reminga will answer. If you notice that you, or someone you love, is stumbling more, tripping, or is prone to falling... listen to what Dr. Reminga has to say about this important topic. It could help save your life or the life of a loved one.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.