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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.
Tips to avoid falling, and osteoporosis-related bone breaks
When you have osteoporosis, a fall can lead to broken bones. We’ve got tips on how you can stay upright.
Prevent Falls And Maintain Balance With Parkinson's Disease
If you or a loved one has Parkinson's disease, WebMD offers tips to help you maintain your balance and prevent falls at home and elsewhere.
Older Adults: How to Prevent Slips and Falls at Home
Falling is the most common cause of injuries among seniors. Here are tips to prevent falls in the home.
Osteoporosis Myth: The Truth About Broken Bones
What's the connection between osteoporosis and bone fractures from falls or injuries?
Home Safety Tips for People With Limited Mobility
Don’t get around much anymore because of limited mobility or balance problems? Avoid falls and make movement easier with this room-by-room guide to home safety.
Conquering Fear of Falling
For older Americans, falling down is downright scary, some seniors will even avoid leaving the house.
Caution: Slippery Falls Ahead
Keeping on your toes can be no easy fete, especially come winter. Find out what can trip you up, leading to sudden falls and unwanted injuries.
Seniors' Falling Injuries Are Preventable
While common sense dictates that falling accidents are the result of household hazards such as slippery bathroom floors or poorly lit stairwells, that's not what some researchers have found.