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RESOURCE: Falls and Fractures

Source from Life Senior Services A simple fall can change your life. Just ask any of the thousands of older men and women who fall each year and break, or fracture, a bone. One third of older adults will fall. One third of those who fall will die. One third…

Q and A: Falling risks, even with a walker

Q and A: My husband is subject to falls. What should I do?

Question: My husband has recently fallen three times and laughs it off, but I’m worried that something is wrong. What should I do? Answer: Plenty of comedians have been falling or tripping for years to get a quick laugh from their audience. But, it sure isn’t  a laughing matter when…

Are Blood Pressure Drugs Worth the Falls?

Source from the The New York Times, Written By PAULA SPAN Are Blood Pressure Drugs Worth the Falls? For older Americans, high blood pressure is a fact of life. By one common estimate, more than 70 percent of those over age 70 contend with it. That means medication to lower blood pressure has become…
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