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10 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home


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Home, safe home

by Carina Storrs

Ah yes, home. The place where you can chill out, relax, unwind—you name it.

But your home can be more hazardous than you think. Nearly 8 million people are injured in falls every year, either in or outside the home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

An injury-producing fall can happen at any age—falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in people ages 25 to 54.

Make a few smart changes to ensure your home is the relaxing, comfy, and safe abode it should be.

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