Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls: guidelines

Reuters – Older adults who are at high risk of falls should have physical therapy and take vitamin D supplements to reduce their chance of injury, according to new recommendations from a government-backed panel. Falling is “a common problem and it’s often overlooked because doctors may not be aware of their patients’ fall risk,” said Dr. Albert Siu, a professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and vice co-chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which came out with the recommendations on Monday. Read article

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