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Balancing act

Falls continue to be the leading cause of injuries among older adults. Practicing balance exercises can help keep you steady. Every year, about one-quarter of adults older than age 65 experience at least one accidental fall. The impact of a fall can be devastating. About 20% of falls result in a serious injury like broken bones in the wrist, arm, and ankle; hip fractures; and head injuries. Surgery or rehabilitation may be…

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