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Don’t fall for hip fractures

Take every precaution to avoid falls—the leading cause of hip fractures. Here is an alarming reality: if you ever suffer from a hip fracture, the odds of returning to your previous active life are greatly reduced. A study published online Sept. 7, 2016, by the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests that half of all people older than 65 who fracture a hip will never be as physically active and independent…

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