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Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

March 15, 2018

From the Everyday Health website

Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds.

“Falls among men and women 65 and older are a common, costly and growing public health problem,” said lead researcher Curtis Florence, a health economist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And as American “baby boomers” continue to age, strategies for keeping them fracture-free will become increasingly important, he said.

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