Making Home Healthier
If there is anywhere you should feel safe, it should be in your own home. But falls in and around the home are one of the leading causes of injury for people over the age of 65. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to reduce the risk of falls for you and your loved one. In this lesson, Dr. Tuckson talks about simple strategies for keeping your home safe and avoiding falls and other mishaps that could land you in the hospital.
Dr. Reed Tuckson
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Dr. Reed Tuckson, author of The Doctor in the Mirror, is the former Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group and is now the managing director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a non-profit focused on improving health and healthcare throughout America.
Throughout his career, Dr. Tuckson has been recognized as a leader in public health, academic medicine, organized medicine and private sector health organizations. He has committed himself to a vision of “comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and integrated health care.”
He is the President of the American Telemedicine Association. He also serves on a variety of boards including the National Academy of Medicine’s Health Sciences Policy Board, the Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care, the Digital Learning Collaborative, the American Telemedicine Association, Cell Therapeutics Inc., and LifePoint Health. He is on the Board of Trustees of Howard University, and he is the Senior Clinical Advisor to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings epidemiology reports.