Tag Archives: Vertigo

Balance Tips by the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at NWH

Posted on: January 21, 2013

Sure-footed Advice for Keeping Your Balance

By Adam Cohen, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital

NWH Rehab Balance TipsWhen you’re in your 20s, tripping over a curb usually means a scraped knee and flush of embarrassment. But that changes with age, unfortunately. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), one in three people over 65 will take a tumble this year, and about two million will need to seek emergency treatment as a result. For the elderly, falls can mean a fracture, and the consequences can be dire.

How dire? One in four people who suffer a hip fracture end up in a nursing home, and one in five hip fracture patients die within a year. Considering those grim numbers, preventing falls has to be a priority for the elderly and their caretakers. Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Balance Center Director Explains Inner Ear Infections and Vertigo

Posted on: December 4, 2012

Hear This:  Inner Ear Infections Can Lead to Balance and Vertigo Issues

by Dr. Lawrence Meiteles

With cold and flu season around the corner, parents have to prepare for the possibility of inner ear infections in their children. Kids are particularly susceptible to ear complications because their narrow sinus passages and still developing ear canals may not drain the excess fluid properly. Here are a few potential causes and concerns with these infections, and methods for prevention and treatment. Continue reading