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Dec. 12, 2005

Anemia Raises Risk Of Falls

Risk Is High For Falls That Cause Injuries To Hip And Head

By Melissa McNamara


"Elderly people who are anemic have a higher risk for injuries from falls, such as fractures or head injuries, according to a study...


"Elderly people who are anemic may have up to three times the risk of falls resulting in injury than those with normal blood counts, says Richard C. Woodman, MD. Woodman is senior medical director at Ortho Biotech, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary."


Essentially it goes on to say that falls are not treatable, but anemia is and if elderly fall one time they're at higher risk for falling again.  And couple the anemia factor to it and they're in danger of the fractures and bleeding in the head...very similar to Shaken Baby Syndrome injuries.




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