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Injuries on stairs occur in all age groups and abilities: study

WASHINGTON: More than 1 million Americans injure themselves on stairs each year, according to a study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Older adults, younger children and women reported more injuries, but all ages show up in emergency departments for sprains, strains, bumps and fractures. “Stairs are a common source of injury among all ages, and the frequency and rate of stair-related injuries are increasing,” said senior author Dr. Gary Smith of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. About…