Each day, more than 800 Americans suffer a hip fracture. Most of those fractures are due to falls, and most happen to seniors, who have lower bone density and muscle mass than the rest of the population.

That adds up to a lot of money spent on surgeries, therapy, medication and rehabilitation – not to mention huge losses in quality of life, as half of the individuals who fracture their hips will never walk independently again.

“Traditional Medicare will pay for all the bad things that happen to them, but they won’t pay for an exercise program to prevent falls because there has been no study big enough to prove it works,” said Dr. Christopher Sciamanna, an internal medicine physician at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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PHOENIX — It’s getting hot outside, and that means wildfire season is just around the corner.

To keep our state and communities safe, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management decided to team up to share five tips to prevent wildfires.

Here’s what you can do:

Don’t Drag Chains—One Spark Is All It Takes. After a long day of work, it can be tempting to procrastinate tidying up the bed of your truck, letting chains dangle off the end instead of storing them tight. But one spark from a chain being dragged on the ground is enough to start a fire.

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Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses out of an abundance of caution due to testing result from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which found Ouleout lot # 617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets finding the possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

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by Rosario Méndez
Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

Lots of people like to shop online. It's easy and sometimes faster than finding what you want at the local mall. With just a few clicks, your order is processed and your purchase could be on your doorstep the next day. That is, unless you clicked on an ad that was really a scam.

Online ads that offer deals on luxury items at low prices can be part of a scheme to take your money and give you nothing in return. Scammers falsely use well-known name brands in their ads for clothing, shoes, online games, and other expensive items to entice you. Scammers know that people looking for a good deal may be tempted to click on their links. But if you know how to spot online shopping scams, you can avoid losing your money — and more.

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AAA survey reveals that Americans still leery of a driverless future

Phoenix - A new report from AAA reveals that the majority of U.S. drivers seek autonomous technologies in their next vehicle, but they continue to fear the fully self-driving car.

In 2016, a AAA survey found that three-quarters of Americans reported feeling afraid to ride in a self-driving car. One year later, AAA found that fear is unchanged. The latest survey also found that the majority (59 percent) of Americans are keen to have autonomous features in their next vehicle.

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WASHINGTON – Procesadora La Hacienda, Inc., a Juncos, Puerto Rico establishment, is recalling approximately 140 pounds of raw meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains wheat and whey (milk), known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The raw seasoned meat items were packed on June 10, 2016 and Feb. 7, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

10-lb box containing 2 pieces of 5-lb “Seasoned Meat” chubs.

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