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Safety, kindness and a watchful eye are needed for older holiday guests

December 12, 2016

Safety, kindness and a watchful eye are needed for older holiday guests

By Simi Singer simisinger

Most of us enjoy the time we spend with friends and family over the holidays. But for many older adults, get-togethers can be especially stressful, confusing or even perilous when they are out of their regular environment and routines. Raising awareness of issues and situations that may arise with older guests can help make the […]

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Tags: Dr David Reuben, elderly, family, family dynamic, family gatherings, geriatrics, holidays, video


Don’t Make the ER Your Home for the Holidays

December 12, 2016

Don’t Make the ER Your Home for the Holidays

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The holiday season brings with it a host of traditions: decorations, office parties, family gatherings, and – unfortunately – more visits to the emergency room. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently estimated that in November and December 2015, ER departments nationwide treated 14,000 injuries involving holiday decorating – an average of 230 injuries per […]

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Tags: accidental injuries, alcohol, decorating, Dr Walid Ghurabi, Dr Wally Ghurabi, emergency, emergency department, holidays, holidays and accidents, injuries, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, video