While our communities slowly re-open, access to summer camps and childcare is still limited meaning many grandparents may find themselves providing care for their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent, you may already feel comfortable looking after your grandchildren, but if this is a new arrangement for your family, we have a few tips to […]
Osteoporosis, which means brittle bones, is common and under-treated, but an incredibly important condition to manage. In fact, one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Here’s a startling statistic: Each year, there are nearly 300,000 hip fractures in the US. After […]
As we continue to experience this prolonged state of working from home, I find myself terribly uncomfortable. Let’s face it, our homes are not necessarily equipped to be our workspaces, and we weren’t given much notice that our lives would be upended so dramatically, or for so long. If you’ve been working from home these past few months you’re likely […]
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a popular recreational activity and they can be a useful tool for those who own large areas of land or farms, however the UVM Medical Center reports a threefold increase in ATV-related injuries in the Emergency Department this season.
The school year is ending and many summer camps and childcare programs remain closed prompting families to get creative in the way they entertain their children. More and more of these popping up in backyards, now seems like a good time to talk about safety.
Several years ago, I traveled to India to learn more about road safety risks. Like many growth regions of the world, India has many road safety challenges, so it might be easy to think we are pretty fortunate in the United States. But, the estimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population, 2013 data) was […]
The leaves are falling, the wind is blowing, the temperature is dropping. We are in autumn. As we prepare our homes, gardens, boats, or camps for the winter ahead we must also prepare ourselves and our families when out on the road. Slippery conditions and freezing temperatures are hazards alone, but they become even scarier […]
One of the most leading questions I get nowadays is about lead and whether children can still get lead poisoning. October is Lead Poisoning Prevention Month, so let me get the lead out and provide some information on this subject. Lead poisoning is still a problem and affects currently affects a half million children in […]
Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle can result in muscle weakness and deconditioning of your heart and lungs, which are major risk factors for falls. Most of the clients I see for balance and falls have a hard time getting out of a chair without using their hands. Many clients cannot comfortably stand on one foot, […]
Fire prevention week and the Autumn season are good times to review a-few simple things that can help us keep our homes and families safe from fire. As you may know, Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, […]