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Duration of Sleep Can Increase Risk of Falling

Falls may not grab headlines like more sensational causes of injury, but they rank as the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury and death worldwide.  Every year, more than 37 million falls occur that are severe enough to require medical attention, and 646,000 people die as a result, most of them aged 65 years and older.  It’s estimated that 1 in 3 older adults falls each year, and the risk increases with age.  Read more...

 

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