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Fall prevention: 6 tips to prevent falls Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home. By Mayo Clinic staff Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions […]

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The statistics for fall-related injuries among the elderly are grim, enough so to instill fear in seniors who worry about losing their independence or suffering an irreversible catastrophe if they become wobbly on their feet. That is why Falls Prevention Awareness Day — taking place Saturday, the first day of fall — is a national […]

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Preventing Falls in the Elderly by K.R. Tremblay Jr., and C.E. Barber1 (12/05) Quick Facts… The risk of falling increases with age and is greater for women than for men. Two-thirds of those who experience a fall will fall again within six months. A decrease in bone density contributes to falls and resultant injuries. Failure to […]

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