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Older Americans Face Increased Risk of Falling

Older Americans Face Increased Risk of Falling

The rate of severe falls among Americans over 65 years-old has been climbing sharply in recent years. Even more alarming, researchers say bad falls can be linked to the increasing prevalence and treatment of conditions such as diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s, and heart disease, since in many cases the medications prescribed to treat these diseases actually increase the risk of falling.