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AHRQ Radio Podcast - Lead Story - Seniors and Falls
AUDIO PODCAST: Newscast
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:00 AM
Lead Story - Seniors and Falls

According to the latest AHRQ data, falls are the leading cause of injuries and deaths for Americans age 65 and older.

Podcast Description:

This audio program features current news and information from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • News and Numbers: According to AHRQ, two million seniors end up in the emergency room each year with injuries from falling.
  • Research News: A new guide for clinicians compares the use of medicine to the use of radiofrequency ablation for treating atrial fibrillation.
  • Navigating Health Care: An easy-to-use Web tool called Hospital Compare can help you find out if your hospital is doing a good job.

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Duration: 07:26 (MM:SS)  File Size: 6.80 MB
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