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03-14-2013

Falls, Their Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies at Clarkson University Science Cafe

"All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men ..." is the title of the Science Café to be presented by Clarkson University Physical Therapy professors George Fulk and Stacey Zeigler on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:15 p.m. in the Park View Common Room, above the Blackbird Cafe, 107 Main St. in Canton, N.Y., and on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:15 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room in Potsdam, N.Y.

Clarkson University Physical Therapy professors George Fulk and Stacey ZeiglerFalls are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in older adults. More than one in three Americans over the age of 65 fall every year and cost the healthcare system over $30 billion.

Join Fulk and Zeigler for a discussion of falls, their risk factors, preventative strategies and the exciting new technologies being developed to help alleviate the problem.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.

E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Falls, their risk factors and preventative strategies will be discussed at the next Science Café to be presented by Clarkson University Physical Therapy professors George Fulk (left) and Stacey Zeigler.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/fulk-zeigler.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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