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Deaths from falls are up; here’s how to prevent them

News briefs Falls are among the biggest killers of older adults. And a pair of studies published June 4, 2019, in JAMA sheds light on the problem and a possible solution. The first study suggests that from 2000 to 2016, death rates among U.S. adults (ages 75 or older) more than doubled, from 52 to 122 per 100,000 people. This result is consistent with many earlier studies. The second study offers a potential way to…

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