Broken Hip series from KERA tackles key questions

To help prepare you for KERA’s “Broken Hip” panel discussion here next week, we’re revisiting an interview that first appeared on the Think radio show, hosted by Krys Boyd, earlier this year. Dr. Alan Jones, medical director of orthopedic trauma at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, was one of the guests who spoke about … Continue reading Broken Hip series from KERA tackles key questions

KERA’s ‘Broken Hip’ live event: Submit your questions now

Next week, KERA will take its fascinating “Broken Hip” series to the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas for a live panel discussion. The program, which is open to the public (RSVPs are required), will be moderated by KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman. She’ll provide an overview of The Broken … Continue reading KERA’s ‘Broken Hip’ live event: Submit your questions now

WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series of breaking and timely health news. Each year, traumatic injuries (e.g., falls, motor vehicle collisions) account for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the country. Traumatic injuries often happen when you least expect it, and often times they … Continue reading WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

“I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”—Tips to Avoid Falls

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” These are words we never want our elderly parents or grandparents to say. Yet the likelihood of their falling is high. One-third of adults age 65 and older falls each year. For our elderly population, falls result in moderate and severe injuries, including: Lacerations Hip, spine, leg or … Continue reading “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”—Tips to Avoid Falls