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Falling can be fatal to the elderly, but it can be prevented

About 30 million older Americans fall every year, and two-thirds of those who fall will likely do so again within six months. (Pixabay)
About 30 million older Americans fall every year, and two-thirds of those who fall will likely do so again within six months. (Pixabay)(WJHG)
Published: Sep. 23, 2019 at 6:09 AM CDT
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Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among people ages 65 and older.

About 30 million older Americans fall every year, and two-thirds of those who fall will likely do so again within six months. But most falls, especially those that cause serious injury, can be prevented with physical therapy.

That's why some guests with Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers stopped by the NewsChannel 7 studio Monday morning. Watch Paris' interview for some tips to prevent falls in the elderly.

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