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Falls a 'Major Epidemic' for Older Americans

From late-night tumbles on the way to the bathroom to accidents outdoors, more and more elderly Americans are dying after a fall, with the risk doubling since 2000, according to a study published Tuesday. The figures confirm a trend that has also been observed in Europe.  In the United States, the absolute number of deaths among people over 75 years old attributed to falling almost tripled from 2000 to 2016 (8,613 to 25,189). While the population has grown since that time, it...

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