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Fear Of Falling: One Trip Can Cause Serious Damage Here’s How To Avoid It

Fear of Falling: One Trip Can Cause Serious Damage Here’s How to Avoid It

Falls are the leading cause of injuries for adults 65 and older, and 2.5 million of them end up in hospital emergency departments for treatment every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The consequences can range from bruises, fractured hips and head injuries to irreversible calamities that can lead to death. And older adults who fall once are twice as likely as their peers to fall again.

Despite these scary statistics, a dangerous fall does not have to be an inevitable part of aging.

Source: The Washington Post

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