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Tari Pethick, Physical Therapist at Hurley Medical Center in Flint shared insights to stay steady on your feet and avoid slip and fall accidents. There are some slip things you can do to prevent falls and unnecessary accidents. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 1 out of 5 falls can cause serious injury, from fractures to more severe trauma, including brain injury. It is estimated that nearly 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, and each year over 800,000 patients are hospitalized due to a fall injury. Building awareness can help prevent unnecessary falls.
Tari Pethick, Physical Therapist at Hurley Medical Center in Flint shared insights to stay steady on your feet and avoid slip and fall accidents. There are some slip things you can do to prevent falls and unnecessary accidents. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 1 out of 5 falls can cause serious injury, from fractures to more severe trauma, including brain injury. It is estimated that nearly 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, and each year over 800,000 patients are hospitalized due to a fall injury. Building awareness can help prevent unnecessary falls. read more read less

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