Ask the Doctor: Hip Protectors; Systolic; Diastolic Heart Failure

Find out whether hip protectors actually prevent injuries.

Q. A friend of mine wears “hip protectors” to prevent injuries if she falls. Do these work? A. Hip protectors (also marketed as “hip savers”) are underwear that incorporate sewn-in pads of varying thicknesses, or they have pockets into which you insert shells made of hard plastic. The theory is that, if you fall, the […]

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