Robotic skeleton can prevent traumatic (and sometimes fatal) elderly falls

Remember the “The Bionic Woman,” or the “The Six Million Dollar Man?” Both were popular 1970s televisions shows about how science turned an ordinary woman and a disabled man, respectively, into superhumans who could do just about anything. In more modern pop culture, it’s all about “Ironman.”   Science can’t yet make us superheroes, however,…

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Ohio bill aims to stop financial elder abuse with the help of financial officials

Ohio lawmakers are looking at a bill that would require bank employees, accountants, real estate brokers and financial advisors to report suspected elder fraud if they see it. The measure would in effect make people who work in those financial fields mandatory reporters to adult protective services officials.   As many as five million older…

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