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Harvard Medical School Guide: Preventing Falls

GettyImages-684536046.jpg Zinkevych | Getty Images But it was just a fall! We all experience falls throughout childhood as a normal part of growing up, but adults fall too. In fact, every 11 seconds, an older adult in the United States is treated in an emergency department for fall-related injuries. And when adults fall, it often comes with serious consequences. Falls can not only cause injury, but can also lead to extended…

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