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Falls are the leading cause of injuries for people over age 65 years, and this broadcast discusses the causes of these falls and how to prevent them. Created: 3/7/2008 by MMWR.
Date Released: 3/13/2008. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Falls Among Older Adults
Prevalence of Falls and Fall Injuries Among Persons Aged >65 Years — United States, 2006
March 13, 2008
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer,
The good news is, people are living longer. The bad news is, old age still has its
downside. Reflexes slow, eyesight fades, and we lose that spring in our step. As
a result, walking through our homes can be like running an obstacle course.
According to a recent CDC study, falls are the leading cause of injuries among
people over the age of 65. Older people can reduce their chances of falling by
exercising regularly, having annual eye exams, and being aware of the side
effects of their medications. Conducting an inventory in each room in the house
will help. If necessary, add grab bars and eliminate tripping hazards.
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