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Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

👤by HealthDay 0 comments 🕔Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

(HealthDay News) -- Falling and potentially hurting yourself isn't a foregone part of getting older.

To help prevent falls, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests:

Keep your home well lit, and install night lights throughout. Keep rugs securely fastened, or use a backing that prevents skidding. Make sure shoes have sturdy, nonskid soles. Don't leave electrical cords in areas where you walk. Install hand rails in the bathroom at the toilet and in the shower. Make sure stairways have railings on both sides.

-- Diana Kohnle

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