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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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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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