12/1/2014 – Broken Hips: Preventing A Fall Can Save Your Life

Dec 01, 2014 Comments Off by

A fall from a chair or a bed may not seem like a death sentence — but for an older person it can be. Falls are the leading cause of death from an injury for older Americans. For women, it’s especially bad: Three quarters of those with hip fractures are women. For many, the broken hip starts a chain reaction — usually because older people also suffer from underlying conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension or dementia.

Read the full article at National Public Radio (NPR).

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