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Wellness: Preventing Injury

Table of Contents
  1. Wellness: Preventing Injury
  2. Wellness: Personal Safety
  3. Wellness: Preventing Diseases
  4. Wellness: Nutrition and Fitness
  5. Long Term Care
  6. Medications and Side Affects
  7. Alternative Health Care
  8. Health Conditions
  9. Neurological Disorders
  10. Neuromuscular Disorders
  11. Senior Health
  12. Social Issues

Unintentional Injury
Sports Injury


Unintentional injuries


Each year, approximately 20 million Americans are injured unintentionally at work or at home. The majority of these injuries leave people with disabling conditions.

National Safety Council
The National Safety Council provides safety and health solutions to reduce unintentional injuries. For more information, visit their website.

Injury and Violence Prevention and Control
The Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention is a branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This department monitors trends and conducts research related to unintentional injuries in the United States. Information is available on the prevention of injuries, understanding risk factors, and evaluating interventions that prevent injuries. Visit their website for more information.

Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injuries.

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Falls can happen to persons of all age groups although older adults are more at risk than others.

NSC: Falls
The National Safety Council has a section titled 'Falls in the Home' that contains information and articles on falling, risk factors, and tips to prevent falls.

U.S. Fall Prevention Programs for Seniors
U.S. Fall Prevention Programs for Seniors is a publication provided by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The article includes a safety checklist for seniors and is available on their website.


Sports Injuries


There are two types of sport injuries - acute and chronic. Acute injuries include bone fractures, bruising muscles, tendon strains or tears, ankle or wrist sprains, and lacerations or scrapes. Chronic injuries are caused by repetitive motion or overuse of a joint or muscle. Chronic injuries include bone stress fractures, tendon swelling or inflammation, and inflammation of the bursa, which is a small sac surrounding the joints. Many sport injuries can lead to disabling conditions.

Injury Prevention and Sports Safety
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers tips for preventing sports injuries.

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Last Updated on 12/26/2017

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