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Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it's important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions - and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions - make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn't need to rule your life. Instead, consider six simple fall-prevention strategies.

Make an appointment with your Doctor

Keep Moving

Wear Sensible Shoes

Removing Home Hazards

Light up your Living Space

Use Assistive Devices

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Work related MSDs (including those of the neck, upper extremities and low back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these known risk factors for MSDs increases a worker's risk of injury.

But work-related MSDs can be prevented. Ergonomics --- fitting a job to a person --- helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs

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Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, for sale the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, there left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

Plan ahead

Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. Here are dates for future FPW campaigns:

2014: October 5-11

2015: October 4-10

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Protecting Your Hands in the Workplace with Work Gloves

It doesn't matter what you do, if you work with your hands in any type of construction or engineering position, you have to protect your hands. It is easy to think that accidents and injuries only happen to other people, but they happen to people every day. You have to protect your hands when you work with your hands, and with all of the different gloves on the market today, there is no reason not to protect your hands.
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We all have to make decisions every day, some easy-what shirt to wear-some excruciatingly difficult-what college should I go to? When we have a tough decision to make, we often put off making the choice as long as possible. We know that as soon as we step through one door, the other door will close, and we'll never get to know what was behind it. That's a frightening thing. But there are steps you can take to ameliorate your anxiety as you make a decision.

Are there decisions in your life that you've been putting off?

Man up and tackle them today!

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