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Bone Mineral Density Test — This publication provides an overview of the bone mineral density (BMD) test. A BMD test can help your doctor check for and monitor osteoporosis.
Costs of Falls Among Older Adults — This fact sheet explains the problem of falls among older adults. It describes how costs are calculated and how costly fall-related injuries are overall among older adults.
Don't Let a Fall Be Your Last Trip: Who Is At Risk? (Copyright © American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) — Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries to older people in the United States. This site gives tips to prevent falls.
Fall prevention: 6 tips to prevent falls (Copyright © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) — You needn't let the fear of falling rule your life. Many falls and fall-related injuries are preventable with fall-prevention measures. Here's a look at six fall-prevention approaches that can help you avoid falls.
Falls in Nursing Homes — Falls in nursing homes can result in injury or even death. This fact sheet discusses the incidence of falls in nursing homes, why they happen, and how to prevent them.
Injury Prevention and Control: Traumatic Brain Injury — This web page defines traumatic brain injury and lists ways you can help prevent it.
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