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Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

More than 75 percent of falls happen in or around the house, but fortunately there are ways to evaluate the home of a loved one and make them safer for everyday living.

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94% Of Older Adults Given Drugs That Raise Falling Risk

Nearly every older adult was prescribed a prescription drug that increased their risk of falling in 2017, according to new University at Buffalo research.

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Falls: Hospitals Do More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the emergency room.

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Falls Are Common At Home In Well-Lit Rooms

Falls are a leading cause of disability and diminished quality of life among older adults, but much of the research to date on the underlying causes of these incidents has relied on medical records that don’t illuminate exactly what led to the accident.

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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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