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Editorial: Act to avoid falls, prevent rabies

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As the year wanes, those who are in the twilight of their lives are reminded the statistics on falls among older Americans are staggering.

The Centers for Disease Control says: falls are the number one cause of injuries, hospital visits and death among those 65 and older; one out of three seniors falls each year; in 2010, 2.3 million older adults were treated for fall-related injuries; and in ’10, the direct medical cost of falls was $30 billion.

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