HealthConnection FastFacts is a convenient 1-page health education newsletter designed to provide the public with fast, current, accurate musculoskeletal and general health information.
Did you know 1 in 3 older adults (65 and older) fall each year? Less than half speak to their health care providers about their fall. Falls can result in injuries such as a hip fracture and/or head injury. In fact, over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls. A fall can also have more severe results and lead to a fatal injury. Falls are not part of aging. There are ways to reduce your risk of falls!