Archive for the 'News' Category

CDC: Older Adult Falls Programs

Sep. 23, 2015  |   News   |    

CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition

Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs

Argonne National Laboratory: Reducing Vehicle Idling

Sep. 23, 2015  |   News   |    

When a vehicle's engine is on but the vehicle is not in motion, it is idling. Sitting at traffic lights, waiting in a running car to pick someone up, trucks idling while their drivers make deliveries or sleep during rest stops - these are all examples of idling. Although many individual idling episodes are small, the cumulative impacts of idling are large! Consider that idling in the United States uses more than 6 billion gallons of fuel at a cost of more than $20 billion EACH year.

CDC: Home and Recreational Safety - Important Facts about Falls

Sep. 23, 2015  |   News   |    

Each year, millions of older people "those 65 and older" fall. In fact, one out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Falls Are Serious and Costly - One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. ach year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.

CDC: Teen Drivers Fact Sheet - Motor Vehicle Safety

May 15, 2013  |   News   |    

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.1 In 2010, seven teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.2 Fortunately, teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road.

ABC 9: Police searching for missing elderly man

May 6, 2013  |   News   |    

A Butler County resident who suffers from dementia, diabetes and other medical conditions is missing Sunday.

Fox News: Teen hiker lost for days in California wilderness

Apr. 8, 2013  |   News   |    

One of two Southern California teens lost for several days in a rugged mountain wilderness was released Sunday from a hospital after being treated for dehydration and minor injuries, and recounted his struggles with fear and hallucinations before his eventual rescue.

Newsday: Crash in North Merrick kills 2

Jan. 27, 2013  |   News   |    

A one-car crash on the Southern State Parkway has killed passengers Bryan J. Rivas, 20, and Blossom J. Castro, 22, both of Hempstead, and critically injured the driver, Kervens Boutin, 30, of Hempstead, and two other passengers. State Police say the car left the roadway at high speed in North Merrick and struck a tree. Boutin was charged with reckless driving.

Newsday: Rabbi: Jerome Nadler remembers 'feeling weak'

September 18, 2012  |   News   |    

The fly-fishing East Setauket doctor found alive in a nature preserve three days after being reported missing told visitors Friday he's feeling stronger but doesn't remember much about his ordeal. "I feel a little better," Dr. Jerome Nadler, his hands appearing swollen, said from his bed at Stony Brook University Hospital. Nadler, 76, went fishing Labor Day morning and never returned...

Newsday: Missing doctor found alive in Smithtown park

September 18, 2012  |   News   |    

The East Setauket doctor who vanished after going fly-fishing on Labor Day was found yesterday by police -- semiconscious, dehydrated and wearing fishing waders in a Smithtown nature preserve -- a "miraculous" ending to a three-day search. Physicians at Stony Brook University Hospital, and the man's relatives, said they were puzzled but pleased at how Jerome Nadler, 76, survived alone and...

Newsday: Cops: Couple missing from Massapequa assisted living center

March 16, 2012  |   News   |    

John Rogan, 85, and his wife, Marian, 86, went out for a ride Thursday night in their red 2006 Honda CRV and haven't returned home. Now, police are searching for them - worried something might have happened to the couple. The pair was seen at 6:08 p.m. leaving the Bristal Assisted Living Center on County Line Road in Massapequa and were expected to be home by 9 p.m., ...