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Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council

(HealthDay News) — Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council on Aging.

Though the number is staggering, most falls are preventable, the council says.

The council encourages elderly people to:

    • Find a balance and exercise program.
    • Speak with a health care provider.
    • Regularly review your medications and note side effects.
    • Get your vision and hearing checked annually.
    • Keep your home safe.
    • Enlist the support of family members.

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