Health
web-posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Falls are the single greatest risk to older Alaskans' health, independence, and quality of life. In Alaska, an estimated one-third of seniors over the age of 65 and half of those over the age of 80 will fall each year. Falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, and injury deaths among older adults. Hip fractures are the leading fall-related injury that results in hospitalization and loss of independence.
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