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Balance training seems to prevent falls, injuries in seniors

Posted October 31, 2013, 3:19 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Most people take balance for granted. They navigate without thinking, effort, or fear. For millions of others, though, poor balance is a problem. Some struggle with long-term dizziness or imbalance. Others suffer balance-related falls and injuries. A new study concludes that exercise can reduce not only the odds of falling but the odds of sustaining fall-related injuries.…

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