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Fall prevention: What you need to know

September 22, 2017

Today marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Organized by the National Council on Aging, observance of the day on the first day of fall has grown across the United States from 11 states in 2008 to 48 states plus the District of Columbia.

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. The group recommends lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based fall prevention programs and community partnerships to help reduce the risk for falls among seniors.

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