This week: Preventing falls among senior citizens; dealing with mental exhaustion; preparing for chemotherapy
Falls can cause serious injuries, especially in people over age 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in four older people falls each year, with fewer than half of them telling their doctor about their fall. In today's episode of "HealthLink on Air," Upstate geriatrician Andrea Berg, MD, explains what recovery can be like for someone who breaks bones in a fall, and why such injuries can threaten a person's independence. She also provides advice for helping to prevent falls.
Also this week, Kaushal Nanavati, MD, Upstate's assistant dean of wellness, addresses the mental exhaustion and burnout so many people are feeling in the pandemic.
And Timothy Chang, a pharmacist from the Upstate Cancer Center, explains how chemotherapy developed and has evolved, as well as how people can prepare for chemotherapy.
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