Tag: older adults falls

Newsbriefs: MRSA; Flu Drugs; Muscle Mass; Fall Prevention

Single-dose antibiotic could provide new treatment option for MRSA.
Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center found that a new drug, oritavancin, appears to be as effective as vancomycin, a twice-daily infusion drug now given for up to 10 days to fight MRSA (methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus). MRSA has become more common

Be Aware Of These Common Hazards

It’s well-known that age is a risk factor for falls. Among older adults, falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence and injury deaths. Dizziness from medications, dehydration, and inner ear dysfunctions are the most common reasons why people may lose their balance

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