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5 Important Questions To Ask To Prevent Falls

Despite the common belief, falls are not a normal part of aging, and they are largely preventable.

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Doctors Could Do More To Reduce The Risk Of Falls

Older adults worried about falling typically receive general advice: Take an exercise class. Get your vision checked. Stop taking medications for sleep. Install grab bars in the bathroom.

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A customer uses an Apple Inc. Watch Series 4 smartwatch during a sales launch at a store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The iPhone XS is up to $200 more expensive than last years already pricey iPhone X and represents one of the smallest advances in the product lines history. But that means little to the Apple Inc. faithful or those seeking to upgrade their older iPhone. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In Grandma’s Stocking: Apple Watch Monitors Falls, Tracks Heart

If a fall is detected, the watch sends its wearer a notification. If the wearer doesn’t respond within a minute by tapping a button on the watch to deactivate this signal, emergency services will be alerted that the wearer needs help.

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6 Simple Tips Prevent Falls In Your Home

Overwhelmingly, people say that they want to stay independent and in their own home as they age.

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Falls Taking Huge And Rising Toll On Elderly Brains

Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates.

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Vanity could kill you: How not to walk across a parking lot

I’ve got to stop letting vanity drive my footwear decisions. Hem the freakin’ jeans and wear flats.

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