Reducing Risk of Falls in Older Americans

Reducing Risk of Falls in Older Americans

This article reports that accidental falls are the number one cause of injuries and death in the elderly, killing an estimated 27,000 seniors each year in the United States and resulting in more than seven million injuries, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Even if a fall is not the demise of an older individual, it usually leads to the loss of independence and quality of life.

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