Harvard Health Letter
Walk your dog, break a bone?
News briefs Owning a dog has many benefits, and a great one is the exercise you get from taking the leashed pet for walks. But there’s also a potential risk for older adults who walk their dogs: broken bones. According to a study published online March 6, 2019, by JAMA Surgery, researchers who combed through 13 years’ worth of data from emergency departments across the United States identified a rising number of fractures