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Exercise, interventions reduce risk of falls in older adults

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found older adults can reduce their risk of injurious falls through exercise and by combining exercise with vision assessments and treatment, and environmental assessments and modifications. "A fall is often a life-changing event, the start of a downward spiral of increasing frailty, dependency, and loss of self-worth," Dr. Eric Larson of the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute wrote in an accompanying editorial.

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