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Fall risk

June may be Home Safety Month, but ' one team of experts has been keeping ' residents ' safe year-round.

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The majority of car accidents occur within miles of one s home, so it s not surprising that when people fall, they usually do it where they live. More specifically, falls tend to occur in the middle of the night when people get up to go to the bathroom, says Dimitri Cefalu, M.D.

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Although dementia is more common in older adults than in younger ones, it s not a normal part of the aging process, says Dimitri Cefalu, M.D. [caption id="attachment_12021" align="alignright" width="280" caption="(File graphic)"]

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Erickson health and wellness experts can be found at Erickson-built communities all over the U.S. This month our expert is Dimitri Cefalu, the medical director at Seabrook in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. .

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Cataracts are a leading cause of visual loss among older adults in the U.S., says Mary Norman, M.D., medical director at Highland Springs. ' In fact, more than 20 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. By age 80, more than half of all people in the U.S.

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Erickson health and wellness experts can be found at Erickson-built communities all over the U.S. This month our expert is Mary Norman, M.D., the medical director at ' Highland Springs in Dallas, Tex. .

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If you have had chickenpox, you are at risk for shingles. Also known as herpes zoster, shingles is a disease that affects an estimated two in every ten people in their lifetime. This year, more than 500,000 people will develop shingles. It is most common in people over age 50.

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Herbal supplements are more popular than ever. Some people use them as alternatives to conventional prescription medicines. Common herbal supplements and their uses are St.

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Sharing sounds like a generous gesture, but when it comes to prescription medication, even people with the best intentions could do more harm than good by dispensing to friends or family. And approximately 25% of people in the U.S. reported sharing their prescription medication or borrowing someone else s, according to the American Journal of Public Health.