The High Cost of Low Vision

Vision loss is not always inevitable in older persons. Vision loss − 80% of which is preventable − is currently the leading cause of age-related disability. The International Federation of Aging has issued a new report, The High Cost of Low Vision, which discusses the importance of preserving vision into old age and the economic […]

Pelvic Fractures

One of the leading causes of pelvic fractures in the elderly is falls, while more major fractures are caused by high impact forces, such as automobile accidents. Osteoporosis greatly increases a patient’s risk for pelvic fractures, as their bones are more porous. Many steps can be taken to prevent pelvic fracture, including regular exercise, vision […]