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Falls and falls prevention

The risk of falling increases with age. Falls can be particularly dangerous for older adults, often causing fractures, hospitalization, and disability. Read the articles below to learn about fall-related problems and find tips to help prevent future falls.

Older Adults and Balance Problems

What causes lack of balance? Learn about balance problems and disorders, symptoms — such as dizziness, vertigo, and lightheadedness — and treatment options.
Older woman using a walker on a sidewalk

Preventing Falls at Home: Room by Room

Explore these home safety tips to prevent falls, including simple changes in your living areas, personal and lifestyle changes, and home improvements.
Fall hazards in the home, including a scatter rug, dog, and empty slippers

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