Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk.

By Jane E. Brody New York Times 2/25/2019 Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Every 19 minutes in this country, an older person dies from a fall. Every day, I scan the obituaries to see why or how people die. You might call it morbid fascination, but I attribute it to the combined influence of my age (77) and my profession (health reporting). Obituaries give me ideas for Personal Health columns like this one that might help…

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Lifeline for Deaf People

hanks to Alfred Sonnensthral for taking up the project. He spends many hours gathering information, interviewing people who were the "trailblazers" behind TTYS. And to Steve Brenner for his editing work.

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