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Preventing Falls Directory

Falls can cause injury in people of any age -- baby to senior. Many falls occur because of dizziness or inability to find your balance. Vertigo, blood sugar levels, and inner ear problems can play a role. To prevent falls, safety is key. Modify your home as needed to help prevent falls. For babies, always be sure that baby's room is safe and all furniture is appropriate for baby's size. Always see your doctor about ongoing dizziness issues. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to prevent falls, why people fall, treatments for injuries due to a fall, and much more.

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