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Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition hosts Tai Chi demonstration to promote better balance, falls prevention

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Falls continue to be the leading cause of injury and death for people 65 and older in Lee County.  Since January 2012,LeeMemorialTraumaCenterhas treated 315 senior patients for injuries related to falls, with 20 people dying from their injuries. To increase public awareness about ways to prevent and reduce falls, Lee Memorial Health System and other [...]

Lee County marks National Falls Prevention Day with local seminars

2016-11-08T15:01:17-04:00September 1st, 2010|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lee County continues to lead the state in death rates due to falls among counties over 250,000 people, according to the newest statewide statistics. Last year, 94 people in Lee County died from falls, and falls remain the leading cause of accidental deaths in the county. In recognition of the National Fall Prevention Awareness Day [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition hosts free suicide prevention seminar for youth professionals

2016-11-08T15:01:18-04:00July 7th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Every week, more than 100 of our nation’s youth die as a result of suicide. To provide educators, law enforcement, youth leaders and anyone who works closely with young people with the tools and resources to recognize the warning signs and identify at-risk behavior, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition will present a free suicide [...]

FGCU students present research on falls outside the home

2016-11-08T15:01:33-04:00December 16th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

According to new research presented by students from Florida Gulf Coast University, the most common causes of falls outside the home include environmental hazards, incorrect size or type of assisted devices including canes, walkers or crutches and poorly designed public spaces.   The students reviewed about 250 fall cases recorded from April through November 2009 [...]

Lee County leads state in death rates due to falls

2016-11-08T15:01:34-04:00November 30th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Lee County leads the state in death rates due to falls among counties over 250,000 people, according to the newest statewide statistics. Last year, 94 people in Lee County died from falls, and falls remain the leading cause of accidental deaths in the county.   Because of the high death rate, a campaign to prevent [...]