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Furry Friends and Other Falling Hazards

Reminder: everyone falls!

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Don’t let his innocent face fool you. This 90 lb bundle of fur knocked me flat earlier in the week while I was innocently walking around outside. Chester got too excited and too distracted by his furry friend and didn’t notice me. Honestly, it could happen to anyone…and does. Falling isn’t fun (believe me and my aching body), but it’s more common than we might believe. Here’s some facts on falling that my orthopedic surgeon and co-author put together. Definitely falls under a “need to know” category in my house and home.

Dr. Christopher A. Foetisch, orthopedic surgeon at the Toledo Clinic writes —

Expert Advice to Avoiding Falling; Just How Prevalent is it for the Elderly?

How big is the problem?

The Fact is:
· More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States.
· Among older adults, falls are the leading…

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