Accidental Falls and Prevention

Man Walking Up The Stairs With"mind Your Step" Safety Caution SiHave you forgotten about your risks for accidental falls? September is Falls Prevention Month, and each year, older Americans are at an increased risk for this event. Do you know that 25% of older Americans will fall annually, according to the US CDC? Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center offers three quick ways to help your loved ones at home, especially our senior…

Supporting Senior Feet

10010434 Senior Lady Holding Stair Rail In PorchIf you have recently begun to live with older loved ones or if they plan to move in with you soon, there are a few things to consider for their foot care. Seniors need a little bit more care because of the many problems they can experience in their feet. From arthritis and gout to osteoporosis and hip problems, the risk of injury or pain…

Seniors Can Reduce the Risk of Falls

Seniors can Reduce Risk of Falling by Fixing Painful Feet It’s just not true that foot pain is a normal consequence of growing older. In addition to healthy feet and ankles contributing to a full and active lifestyle, they can also reduce a senior’s risk for dangerous and deadly falls. Falls have become the leading cause of injury deaths among Americans age 65 and older,…

Sitting is the New Smoking, Part 2

Walker 4wheelerSitting Is the New Smoking II –Keeping Seniors Walking [This is the second in a series, the first dealt with childhood obesity] How would you like to save money on your heating bills this winter?  It’s NOT an advertisement to get a new furnace or switch utility suppliers. Details below. Everyone knows –or should know that smoking is not good for you. It affects your…