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Trojan gets firsthand look at nation’s defense systems

Florence Clark, right, tours the deck of the USS Makin Island amphibious assault ship with Roger Lowe, senior vice president of communications at the American Red Cross, during the Department of Defense's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. (Photo/Glen Fawcett, U.S. Department of Defense)

Civilian leaders traveled across the country to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference organized by the U.S. Department of Defense.

USC-led study analyzes fall rates among short-stay nursing home patients

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Natalie Leland holds joint appointments at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. (Photo/Kimberly Kelton)

One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing is associated with decreased fall risk, according to a study led by USC researcher Natalie Leland. The study recently was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.