Opioid Painkillers Emerging as Safety Threat for Elderly

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The use of opioid painkillers is a burgeoning safety issue confronting elderly adults, a National Safety Council study finds. Continue reading

Suicide Overtakes Car Accidents as Leading Cause of Injury-Related Death

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  • The primary risk factor for suicide is depression in combination with substance abuse, and this could include alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. An estimated 90 percent of those who end up taking their own lives fit into this category
  • Suicide has overtaken traffic accidents as the leading cause Continue reading