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|40% of the population has metabolic syndrome. Very few, however, know about it or have been screened for it.
People at risk for this syndrome are people with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, overweight, waist circumference greater than 40 inches in men and greater than 35 inches in women, a family
history of diabetes, a family history of premature heart attacks and strokes, a history of polycystic ovaries, hirsutism (excessive facial hair), diabetes, prior history of heart attack and/or stroke, impaired glucose tolerance test, history of gestational diabetes, history of having children born heaver than 9 pounds, and a smoking history.
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PERSONAL SAFETY CHECKLIST
Avoiding falls is an important safety consideration. Falls can be serious at any age, and breaking a bone due to a fall becomes more likely as a person ages. For people with osteoporosis whose bones have become increasingly fragile, falls can be especially dangerous. While healing, the fracture often limits activities, and sometimes surgery and physical therapy are required.
Even though bones do no break after every fall, a person who has fallen and broken a bone usually becomes fearful of falling again. As a result, she or he may limit activities for the sake of “safety.” Among Americans ages 65 and older, fall-related injuries are the leading cause of death due to unintentional injuries, highlighting the importance of fall prevention as part of a safety program. Use the following checklist to decrease the risk of falling and suffering a fracture.
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